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September 2, 2013 1:07 pm

Three Men Charged in Lebanon for Firing Rockets Into Israel

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Three men suspected of firing rockets into Israel from Lebanon last month were formally charged on Monday, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported.

State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr charged Lebanese nationals Youssef Mohammed al-Fleity and Omar Abdul Mawla al-Atrash and a third, unnamed individual, with shooting the rockets from southern Lebanon into Israel.

Four Katyusha rockets were fired in the incident on August 22, 2013. Three rockets struck northern Israel, while a fourth was intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, the Israel Defense Forces said.

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The attack prompted Israeli warplanes to strike a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) base near Beirut the following day.

The PFLP-GC denied it was involved in the rocket attack.

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