Israeli planes attack in Lebanon


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May 8, 2004
Austin, TX
Israel's air force is equipped with F-16 fighter planes
Two Palestinian militants have been wounded in an Israeli air strike on their base in Lebanon, hours after rockets hit two Israeli border towns.
The Israeli warplanes targeted the base of the pro-Syrian Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command in the al-Naima area, south of Beirut.

"This is in response to the firing of projectile rockets last night toward Israeli communities," the army said.

A PFLP-GC spokesman denied his group had carried out the rocket attacks.

"Israel wants to blame us for the rocket attacks to provoke a hostile reaction against us in Lebanon," Anur Raja told the AFP news agency.

"We say to our Lebanese brothers that we were in no way implicated."

Mr Raja said that the missile strike at 0430 (0230 GMT) had blown a hole in a concrete wall.

Rocket attacks

At least four rockets fired from Lebanese territory hit Israeli towns close to the border on Tuesday evening without causing casualties.

Several people were treated for shock in Kiryat Shmona

Three of the Katyusha rockets hit Kiryat Shmona, directly hitting one house and knocking out electricity.

Three houses in all were damaged and three people were treated for shock but the only injury caused was to a dog, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported.

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