Al Qaeda claims rocket attack on northern Israel
Al Qaeda stated it had launched missiles at Israel from Lebanon earlier this week as part of a "new attack" on the Jewish state, an Internet statement indicated on Thursday. "The lion sons of al Qaeda launched ... a new attack on the Jewish state by launching 10 missiles ... from the Muslims' lands in Lebanon on selected targets in the north of the Jewish state," said the statement.
The rockets landed in a residential area of the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona, damaging property but causing no casualties.
Israel accused a pro-Syrian Palestinian group of firing the rockets and retaliated with airstrikes early Wednesday against the group’s camp near Beirut.