Lebanese Rockets Strike Israel, IDF Strikes Back

Stand for Israel  |  July 20, 2021

A picture taken on May 20, 2021, from the northern Israeli town of Metula near the border with Lebanon, people raising Palestinian, Lebanese and Iran-backed Hezbollah flags during a rally in solidarity with the Palestinians, on the outskirts of the southern Lebanese village of Kfarkila. - The Israeli Palestinian ongoing military conflict has many eyes trained on the Lebanese border for a reaction from the Iran-backed Hezbollah, but observers argue the Iran-backed movement is unlikely to risk an all-out conflict. (Photo by JALAA MAREY / AFP) (Photo by JALAA MAREY/AFP via Getty Images)

The latest round of rockets to strike Israel seems to have come from the usual suspects – Palestinian terrorists. But the two rockets launched into northern Israel appear to have come from Lebanon. The Times of Israel’s Judah Ari Gross reports on the latest developments on Israel’s border with her neighboring country which finds itself in crisis:

Two rockets were fired at northern Israel from Lebanon early Tuesday morning, setting off warning sirens in the Western Galilee region, the Israel Defense Forces said. The army fired artillery shells at the source of the launches in response.

One of the rockets was intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, while the second projectile fell in an open area near the coast, the IDF said…

Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Tuesday that Lebanon was responsible for the overnight rocket attack since it “allows terrorists to operate within its territory.”

“Israel will act against any threat to its sovereignty and its citizens, and will respond in accordance to its interests — at the relevant time and place,” Gantz said, adding that Israel “will not allow the social, political and economic crisis in Lebanon to turn into a security threat to Israel.”

Please keep the people of Israel in your prayers, that God will keep them under His protection. But pray, too, for the people of Lebanon, that the economic crisis threatening them and the various terrorist groups seeking to pray on the chaos there do them no harm.

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