Israel finally responds to numerous Katyusha rockets fired into Israel. This time? Northern border. But rocket attacks from the West Bank have been common place. Qassam rockets have been fired from the north of the Gaza Strip toward the northern Negev and Palestinian rockets hit an Israeli Classroom.
In other related acts of war, the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah has been smuggling instructions on the production of bombs to agents in the West Bank. In early May, a Palestinian operative of Hizbullah was arrested on charges of seeking to smuggle instructions on producing and assembling advanced bombs here.
120mm Katyusha rockets were fired into Israel on Sunday, striking Mount Meron west of Tzfat (Safed) followed by more widespread fire during the day. The air force retaliated, striking PFLP bases in Lebanon.
Gunfire broke out for a second time Sunday afternoon as IDF troops and Hezbollah terrorists battled on the northern border with residents ordered into shelters and a soldier injured by sniper fire.
Foreign Ministry officials on Sunday announced Israel will turn to the United Nations Security Council with an official complaint.
Islamic Jihad denies claim it attacked Israel Reuters
Islamic Jihad denied that it had claimed responsibility for a rocket barrage on Sunday that wounded an Israeli soldier in northern Israel.
UPDATE: But we knew this, Hzbollah, Hamas are Iran
Syria, Iran directed rocket barrage against Israel WND
The rocket attacks that targeted the Jewish state yesterday, prompting cross border clashes and Israeli Air Force retaliation, were carried out by "agents" working on behalf of Syria and Iran, Lebanon's Druze leader Walid Jumblatt said in an interview.
IDF: If Hizballah Wants Escalation, We'll Give It to Them
A senior commander in the Northern Command defined the most significant day of battles with Hizballah since Israel pulled out of south Lebanon six years ago as highly successful. "We awaited their attack, were ready, and the moment they made a move - they absorbed a lot of damage to infrastructure and forces." He revealed that during the battles, Hizballah sent dozens of children toward the border to throw stones, and even fired from inside a UN building. [savages -Atlas]
UPDATE: May 30th: Vital Perspectives has the best coverage of Hezbollah's weekend operation against Israel. Maps, images, and reportage on what really happened.