Lebanese militants [I think we all know that means Hezbollah: QC] fired at least three rockets into Israel early Thursday, threatening to open a new front for the Jewish state as it pushed forward with a bloody offensive in the Gaza Strip that has killed nearly 700 people.I assume the international condemnation of the "Lebanese militants" disproportionate response will be forthcoming? Now? Now? Now? Soon? Soon? Hello? Helloooo.....?
Two people were lightly injured, and the rockets that exploded in Israel's north raised the specter of renewed hostilities with Hezbollah, just 2 1/2 years after Israel battled the guerrilla group to a 34-day stalemate. Hezbollah started the 2006 war as Israel was battling Palestinian militants in Gaza.
No group claimed responsibility and Lebanon's government, wary of conflict, quickly condemned the rocket fire. Israel fired mortar shells into southern Lebanon in response.
For a second straight day, Israel said it suspended is Gaza military operation for three hours to allow in humanitarian supplies.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Israel Hit by Rockets From Lebanon, Conflict Widens