Bezalel Smotrich
Bezalel SmotrichYonatan Sindel/Flash90

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich commented on the launching of dozens of rockets at Israel from Lebanon and Gaza over the first day of Passover shortly before the Security Cabinet met to discuss the attacks this evening (Thursday).

"Happy Passover. At times like these, we leave all disputes, accusations, and political considerations behind us and unite against our enemies," Smotrich said.

"The State of Israel will not tolerate attacks against its citizens, and our enemies will regret it. The required goal is to strike a severe blow to terrorism and the return of deterrence to the State of Israel.

At least 34 rockets were fired from Lebanese territory into the Western Galilee region in northern Israel today, in the largest such barrage from Lebanon since the Second Lebanon War in 2006. Two injuries were caused by shrapnel from the rocket barrage.

Seven rockets were fired from by terrorists from the Gaza Strip last night, when millions of Jewish Israelis were holding the Passover Seder.

A situational assessment by Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has been completed, and the political and security cabinet is expected to convene tonight to discuss the rocket barrages - for the first time since February.