Israel’s Air Force bombed a terror target in Lebanon early this morning in retaliation for a cross-border rocket salvo on Thursday, the IDF spokesman said. The aircraft carried out a direct hit.
The terror site bombed was near Na’ameh, between Beirut and Sidon.
“Israel will not tolerate terrorist aggression originating from Lebanese territory,” military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner said in a statement announcing Friday’s air strike.
Military sources said that the target was a group of tunnels that may have served as rocket launching pads but that do not belong to Hezbollah.
On Thursday, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz held a situation assessment meeting with top military officers following the rocket fire from Lebanon. It is estimated that global jihad terrorists fired the rockets, but the army is pointing a finger at Lebanon.
On Thursday afternoon, two air raid sirens sounded in the western Galilee after four katyusha rockets were fired at Israel from Lebanon. Sirens sounded, among other places, in Nahariya and Akko where alarms were not heard since the Second Lebanon War.
Two rockets exploded in residential areas and a recently-deployed Iron Dome battery intercepted at least one rocket. Three people suffered from shock. One 14-year-old girl sustained a light head wound from falling while running for shelter.
Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu addressed rocket fire from Lebanon in the direction of Israel’s Western Galilee, saying “We are working on all fronts,” the prime minister added; “in the north and in the south, so as to protect the citizens of Israel from these attacks.”
Netanyahu stressed that the State was “utilizing various means, in both defense and prevention, and acting responsibly. Our policy is clear – to defend as well as to thwart. Anyone who harms us should know and anyone who tries to harm us should know we will harm them back.”
Read more at YNET NEWS.