3 rockets fired from Lebanon land off Israel’s northern coast: IDF

By Said Amouri and Naim Burjawi

JERUSALEM (AA) – The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said late Thursday that three rockets were fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel.

In a statement, the IDF confirmed that the rockets landed in the sea off the coast in the Galilee area.

It added that warning sirens were not activated.

Earlier, Lebanese news website Lebanon 24 cited a Lebanese security source as saying that the rockets were fired from an area in southern Lebanon and landed near the Israeli municipalities of Shlomi and Nahariya.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Andrea Tennet, called on all parties to exercise restraint and cooperate with UNIFIL to avoid an escalation.

"UNIFIL in coordination with the Lebanese Armed Forces is enhancing security control in the area," Tennet said.

The development from Lebanon comes amid an increasing Israeli military escalation in Gaza with intense bombardment across the Gaza Strip.

*Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from Ankara