IDF confirms: Over ten rockets fired at northern Israel

Iron Dome intercepts incoming missiles after air raid sirens sound in Galilee and Golan Heights. IDF retaliating.

Tags: Sirens
Chana Roberts , | updated: 11:40 AM

Rocket (illustrative)
Rocket (illustrative)
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Air raid sirens sounded at 10:55a.m. Friday morning in Neve Ativ, Ein Qiniyye, and Kibbutz Snir in northern Israel.

Local residents reported hearing explosions in the area.

According to reports, the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted several of the ten rockets, which were fired at northern Israel from the Shebaa Farms in Lebanon.

Magen David Adom (MDA) said that their hotline has not received any emergency calls related to the incident.

The IDF is responding by firing at the Har Dov area in Lebanon.

In a statement, the IDF said: "More than ten rockets were fired from Lebanese territory into Israeli territory. Most of these were intercepted by Air Force soldiers, and the rest fell in open areas in the Har Dov region. Those Israelis in towns near the Lebanon border may continue with their routines as usual."‎

"The IDF is attacking the source of the launches in Lebanon," the IDF added.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has been updated on the events in the north, and in the coming hour he will hold a consultation with Defense Minister Benny Gantz (Blue and White), IDF Chief of Staff Avviv Kochavi, and senior defense officials.

Meanwhile, Hezbollah has taken responsibility for the missile launch, claiming it is a retaliation for "Israeli attacks."

Hezbollah is funded by Iran, and operates out of Lebanon, with some of its members even serving in the Lebanese parliament.

On Wednesday, three rockets were fired from Lebanon towards Israeli territory. One of the rockets fell short, landing in Lebanon, while the other two exploded in Israel.

Following the launches, the IDF launched a series of strikes along the Lebanese border, and on Wednesday night attacked the areas in Lebanon from which the rockets had been launched.



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