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Sirens and fear now the norm in Israel
01:53 - Source: CNN

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NEW: Israel responds with artillery to rocket fired from Lebanon

At least 91 Palestinians have been killed since Monday, officials say

Spokesman for Israeli military says 30,000 reservists have reported for duty

Gaza resident says if there is a ground offensive 'I have nowhere to go'

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A rocket was fired into northern Israel from southern Lebanon, and the Israeli military responded with an artillery strike, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said Friday.

The rocket landed near the northern Israeli town of Metula, which sits right by the Lebanese border, and no damage or injuries have been reported. It was not immediately clear who fired the rocket.

The IDF spokesman said that Israel holds the Lebanese government responsible for the attack.

Two rockets were launched from the town of Mari in southern Lebanon, Lebanon’s official news agency NNA reported, while a third rocket failed to launch.

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The artillery strike from Israel landed on the outskirts of Kfarshouba, the news agency added.

The exchange of fire comes amid Israel’s aerial offensive in Gaza against the militant Palestinian group Hamas and the stream of rockets fired into Israel from Gaza.

Israel calls up reservists

As fears of an Israeli ground assault grew among Gaza residents on Thursday, Israel revealed it has beefed up its forces by calling about 30,000 reservists to their units.

“We are utilizing that force to enable us to create a substantial force around Gaza, that if it is required, we’ll be able to mobilize as soon as possible,” Israel Defense Forces spokesman Peter Lerner told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.