Lebanon indicts three in rocket attack on Israel

(JTA) — Lebanon indicted two of its citizens and a Palestinian for firing rockets into northern Israel.

The two Lebanese men were charged by prosecutors on Monday in the Aug. 22 attack, the French news agency AFP reported, citing an unnamed judicial source in Lebanon. The Palestinian, who remains at large, also was charged with involvement in the attack, which caused damage to homes and cars.

At least one of the four rockets fired was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system.

The Lebanese suspects, who were arrested Saturday by the Lebanese army, admitted to supplying the rockets and transporting them from the Gaza Strip to southern Lebanon, according to the Daily Star newspaper in Lebanon.

Israel retaliated the following day by targeting a base belonging to the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command.

The al-Qaida-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades later claimed responsibility for the attack.