By Shlomi Diaz , Lilach Shoval and Daniel Siryoti, Israel Hayom—
Three rockets were fired at northern Israel from Lebanon on Wednesday afternoon, triggering sirens in communities near the border and a quick response from IDF forces that continued in intervals over several hours.
By the Wednesday evening, it appeared that the flare-up was over, with the IDF reporting that it had fired three salvos in response to the rockets.
The escalation started around noon when the IDF confirmed rocket fire from across the border triggered air raid sirens in Kiryat Shmona, Kfar Giladi, Tel Hai, and the Golan Heights. One rocket landed in Lebanon, one was intercepted by a local Iron Dome defense system battery, and one hit an open area near Kiryat Shmona, sparking a small fire.
Israeli forces responded with artillery fire towards the origin of the fire, across the Lebanese border, the army said. The artillery fire was reportedly resumed about an hour later, with residents in northern Israel saying they heard more shelling toward Lebanon.
Magen David Adom emergency service said no injuries were reported in the incident but four people suffered shock.
The Home Front Command has instructed residents in the area to remain indoors but later the government clarified that no special instructions have been issued. Continue Reading….