Lebanon-Israel.--Wide-scale Condemnation of Rocket Firing on Israel
--Army Commander Calls It "Suspicious, Subversive"
--UNIFIL Says Attacks Undermine Stability in the South
There is a wide-scale condemnation locally and internationally of the repeated exchange of rocket and artillery fire across the border with Israel, according to according to
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3. Beirut newspapers Thursday including the pan-Arab daily AL HAYAT. The paper specifically referred to Lebanese political leaders from President Michel Suleiman on down, including army commander Maj. Gen. Jean Kahwaji and outgoing Prime Minister Fuad Siniora. Their voices of condemnation, however, were louder than those of the opposition bloc led by the Shiite Hizbullah group, which is known to have a grip on most of south Lebanon. AL HAYAT also mentioned condemnation by the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , the United Nations and other countries.
The Lebanese army said on Wednesday it had found and deactivated more rockets in an area from where a similar device had been fired into Israel. An army statement said troops found four 107-mm rockets in the garden of a partly-built house as they searched the area a day after a rocket fired from the southern village of Houla hit the northern Israeli border town of Kiryat Shmona Kiryat Shmona (Hebrew: קִרְיַת שְׁמוֹנָה, "City of the Eight" . Israeli artillery fired into Lebanon after Tuesday's rocket attack. There were no casualties or damage on either side.
UNIFIL, the peacekeeping force peacekeeping force n → fuerza de pacificación
peacekeeping force n → forces fpl qui assurent le maintien de la paix
in southern Lebanon that was expanded after the 2006 war between Israel and Hizbullah guerrillas, said the rocket attack was a serious violation of U.N. Security Council resolution 1701, which halted the war. "This was the fifth such incident this year. Such attacks are evidently aimed at provoking renewed hostilities to undermine the security and stability in the south," said UNIFIL spokeswoman Yasmina Bouziane. "It is also a cause of concern that the IDF (Intermediate Distribution Frame) A wiring rack located between the MDF (main distribution frame) and the intended end user devices (telephones, routers, PCs, etc.). Cables run from the outside world to the MDF and then to the IDFs. See MDF and wiring rack. (Israel Defense Forces) returned fire with artillery shells into Lebanese territory." Earlier, UNIFIL commander Major General Claudio Graziano inspected the area where the four rockets, three of which were rigged for launch, had been found. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
A militant group
The Militant Group was an early British Trotskyist group, formed in 1935 by Denzil Dean Harber, former leader of the Marxist Group, as an entrist group claiming links to al-Qaeda said it was responsible for firing two rockets from Lebanon across the border last month, saying it was retaliating against Israel for blockading the Palestinian enclave of Gaza and preventing worshippers from praying at the al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem East Jerusalem refers to the part of Jerusalem captured by Jordan in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and subsequently by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. It includes Jerusalem's Old City and some of the holiest sites of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, such as the Temple Mount, Western . Israel's Industry and Trade Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer blamed a Palestinian group for Tuesday's incident. "What I know, and what has been reported to me so far, this is (the work of) a Palestinian organization which is trying to inflame the region. For now, Hizbullah understands that it would not be right for it strategically to open a front with Israel, because they know we would respond," he told Israeli Radio.
Kahwaji said Lebanon would not let those behind such attacks drag it into a battle with Israel. The border has remained mostly quiet but tense since the 33-day Israel-Hizbullah war. Israel and Lebanon accuse each other of violating the U.N. resolution that ended the conflict. Israel has complained about two blasts in July and October involving alleged arms depots in southern Lebanon, as well as the occasional rocket attacks, which have been widely blamed on fringe militant groups rather than Hizbullah. Lebanon has objected to near-daily Israeli overflights and suspected espionage activities. A U.N. investigation into explosions in the south last week indicated that Israel had planted spy devices and then blown them up.