Hezbollah said to deny involvement in rocket attack on northern Israel

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

An Israeli police officer runs to remove remains of a rocket fired from Lebanon in Shlomi, northern Israel, April 6, 2023. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
An Israeli police officer runs to remove remains of a rocket fired from Lebanon in Shlomi, northern Israel, April 6, 2023. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

A source close to the Hezbollah terror group tells the Saudi-funded al-Arabiya network that it is not involved in the rocket attacks on northern Israel earlier.

“We have nothing to do with the rocket fire,” the source says.

Other sources suggest to al-Arabiya that “Palestinian factions” are behind the rocket fire.

The Israeli military has in the past blamed rocket attacks from Lebanon on Palestinian factions in the country, not Hezbollah.

However, it is unlikely that terrorists in southern Lebanon would be able to fire rocket barrages without at least the tacit approval of the Iran-backed militia, which maintains a tight degree of control over southern Lebanon.

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