The jihad in Syria widens and escalates. These rocket attacks against Israel will garner little press and even less attention from the "international community." But as soon as Israel responds (and I hope they pound back), there will be howls and resolutions against the tiny Jewish state.
Rockets were fired this morning from Lebanon at Israel. The attack is an inexcusable and blatant violation of Israel’s sovereignty. IDF blog, December 29, 2013
Residents of Israel’s north woke up this morning (December 29) to rockets fired from Lebanon into Israel. The rockets landed west of Kiryat Shmona, an Israeli city near the Lebanese border. IDF forces responded with artillery fire toward the source of the launch.
At least five rockets were fired from Lebanon, with one confirmed explosion in Israel. The IDF is currently searching for evidence of others.
In response to the attack, an official complaint was filed to UNIFIL, the United Nations force charged with maintaining security in Southern Lebanon and preventing hostilities against Israel. While no injuries were reported, the attack constitutes an unacceptable and blatant breach of Israel’s sovereignty.
Launching rockets from Lebanon into Israel jeapordizes thousands of civilian lives in the north, a reality no sovereign state would accept. The IDF maintains the right to self defense and will continue to operate accordingly.