Suspected aerial 'infiltration' from Lebanon in Israeli airspace: army

Suspected aerial 'infiltration' from Lebanon in Israeli airspace: army
The Israeli army said a "suspected infiltration" from southern Lebanon hit northern parts of Israel, amid the country's ongoing war with Gaza.
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The Israeli army and Lebanon's Hezbollah exchanged fire early on Wednesday, amid fears of an escalation [Getty]

The Israeli army reported on Wednesday a "suspected infiltration" from Lebanon's Hezbollah group into Israeli air space while sirens blared in cities and towns across Israel's northern border.

The army's Home Front Command asked resident of the cities of Beit Shean, Safed and Tiberias to shelter "until further notice" fearing a "large-scale attack".

An AFP team was in the city of Tiberias, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, when the news broke out and immediately took shelter.

No casualties have been reported, however.

Meanwhile, Qassam Brigades - the armed wing of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas - said on Wednesday it shelled the northern Israeli city of Haifa with an R-160 rocket.

As fighting continues between Israel and Hamas in the blockaded Gaza Strip, on Israel's southern border, the Iran-backed Hezbollah said earlier on Wednesday it had fired missiles at Israel.

The Israeli military said it had responded with by striking one of the group's military observation posts in southern Lebanon.

This comes as Israel has fiercely bombarded Gaza since Saturday, in retaliation to Hamas' cross-body assault on the country five days ago.

Israeli strikes have killed least 1,100 Palestinians, while Hamas' attack has killed at least 1,200 Israelis.

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