Two rockets were fired at northern Israel from Lebanon. The iron dome defense system intercepted one, the other had hit open ground, the IDF said early Tuesday morning. In response, the artillery fired at targets in Lebanon. According to media reports, sirens were sometimes blaring in Israeli communities along the border. There were therefore no injuries or damage. The UN peacekeeping mission Unfil announced an investigation and urged everyone involved to exercise restraint.
IDF officials said based on the initial findings, they suspect the Palestinians may have fired the rockets from Lebanon. This happened against the backdrop of the volatile situation in the country and the current Muslim holiday of the Eid al-Adha sacrifice.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz wrote on Twitter this morning: “The Lebanese state is responsible for the rockets that were fired tonight because it allows terrorists to be active in its territory.” Israel will not allow the economic, social, political and political crisis in Lebanon would become a security threat to Israel. “I call on the international community to restore stability in Lebanon.
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In early July, Gantz offered humanitarian aid to the neighboring country. Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab had urged the international community with an urgent appeal for help to save the country from the abyss during the severe economic crisis.
Israel and Lebanon are officially at war. There are still tensions at the border. Above all, the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah, which is closely allied with Iran, sees Israel as a sworn enemy.