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IDF Responds to Rocket Attacks, Strikes Terrorists in Lebanon

12-21-2015

A Palestinian group based in Lebanon fired three rockets into Israel on Sunday. The group blames Israel for an airstrike earlier in Damascus that killed arch terrorist Samir Kuntar.

Israel neither confirmed nor denied the reports, but the Israel Defense Forces responded to the rockets with targeted artillery fire.

Before his release in a lop-sided prisoner exchange in 2008, Kuntar was the longest-held Lebanese prisoner in Israel, serving 30 years of four consecutive life sentences.

In the 1979 attack in the coastal city of Nahariya, two Israeli policemen and three members of one family were killed, including a four-year-old girl, who was bludgeoned to death in front of her father before Kuntar killed him.

It's believed Kuntar worked for Iran to open up a new front against Israel on the Golan Heights.

It's also the first time since Russia's involvement in the Syrian civil war that Israel allegedly carried out an attack inside Syria.

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