Israel Strikes Lebanon After Rocket Attack

    Photo: Reuters [via Al Jazeera]

    The Facts

    • Israeli forces fired dozens of artillery shells into several southern Lebanese towns on Mon., after a rocket was launched over the border from Lebanon Sun. night.

    • Israeli forces said they targeted infrastructure near the border, identified as the source of the projectile fired into an open area in northern Israel. The exchange resulted in no casualties or damage on either side.

    The Spin

    Pro-Israel narrative

    This isn't the first time Lebanon has been used as a base of operations for Palestinian terrorist groups seeking to attack northern Israel. The Lebanese government must take responsibility for provocations that occur on its territory, and the Lebanese Armed Forces must take action against Palestinian militancy on its border.

    Pro-Palestine narrative

    Israel's response to a lone unguided rocket was unnecessary and a dangerous escalation. Even international authorities involved in peacekeeping operations in the Middle East agree that the Israeli shelling was disproportionate. Israel has a long history of overreacting to minor provocations, and this case is no different.

    Establishment split



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