Israel launches airstrikes in Lebanon in response to rocket barrage

Israel is launching airstrikes in Lebanon, hours after a barrage of rockets launched from the southern parts of the country hit areas in northern Israel, in the largest such attack in some 17 years.

The Israel Defense Forces blamed the Thursday afternoon rocket attacks on the Hamas terror group, which has a presence in southern Lebanon’s Palestinian refugee camps.

The IDF says details on the strikes in Lebanon will follow.

Israel has also been launching airstrikes in Gaza on Friday morning in response to the attacks.

Rocket sirens have been sounding in southern Israel.

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