(JNS.org) The relatively quiet Israeli-Lebanese border became a renewed source of
tension on Thursday as four rockets from Lebanon were fired into Israel. One was
intercepted the Iron Dome missile defense system, and two landed in the western
Galilee region, causing property damage but no injuries.
The Ziad Jarrah Battalion, the Lebanese branch of the Sunni global jihad
group Abdullah Azzam Brigades, claimed responsibility for the attack on
Twitter, and also said it possesses missiles and rockets with the range to
“The Jewish enemy and Iran’s yes-men,
Hezbollah, have conspired to preserve the criminal regime of Bashar al-Assad,” said
Zurayqat, one of the group’s leaders. “Now Hezbollah’s
mission to defend the Jews has been made that much harder.”
The Israel-Lebanon border has been relatively
calm since the end of the Second Lebanon War in 2006. In response to the rockets,
the Israeli Air Force on Friday struck a Lebanese “terror site located between Beirut and
Sidon,” according to the Israel defense Forces.
“The State of Israel holds the Lebanese government responsible for
anything that happens on its soil, and we will respond to any fire or
provocation directed at us. We view yesterday’s [rocket] fire into Israel with
grave severity and we will not allow anyone to disrupt the lives of our
citizens,” Israeli Defense Minister Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon said.