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Israel, Hezbollah exchange fire as US envoy visits Lebanon

Israeli army says 20 rockets fired from Lebanon at northern Israel

Wassim Saifuldine  | 07.11.2023 - Update : 07.11.2023
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Israel and Lebanese group Hezbollah exchanged cross-border fire on Tuesday amid a visit by US envoy Amos Hochstein to Beirut.

An Israeli military statement said 20 rockets were fired from Lebanon at northern Israel, setting off sirens in the Upper Galilee and the Golan Heights.

Israeli forces responded with artillery fire toward the sources of the rocket fire, the statement said.

Israeli Army Radio said six rockets were intercepted by Iron Dome anti-missile systems, while the rest fell into open areas.

There were no reports of injuries or damage.

Hezbollah-affiliated broadcaster Al-Manar said the group had fired rockets at Israeli military sites in the Golan Heights.

The escalation came as US envoy Hochstein held talks in Beirut with Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Najib Mikati.

"Restoring calm along the southern border is of utmost importance to the United States and it should be the highest priority for both Lebanon and Israel," Hochstein said.

Tension has flared along the border between Israel and Lebanon amid intermittent exchange of fire between Israeli forces and Hezbollah since the outbreak of the Gaza war on Oct. 7.

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