donderdag 20 augustus 2015

Four Rockets Hit Northern Israel from Syria, a massive escalation on our border

Four rockets hit Israel Thursday afternoon in the Upper Galilee region in the north near the Lebanese border after “color red” warning sirens were sounded in the area – in an attack that comes even as the IDF is preparing for rocket attacks from Gaza.

The rockets were fired from Syria. No injuries were reported, and the IDF released a statement saying it is investigating the incident.

“Four rockets were launched from the Syrian Golan Heights, landing in the Upper Galilee and the Israeli Golan Heights,” the IDF said in a statement. “No injuries have been reported.”

Two of the explosions hit the Golan Heights and two hit the “finger” region of the Upper Galillee. They hit open ground and caused no injuries.

A fire has been set off by the blasts adjacent to a town in the area and firefighters are currently working to put it out.

Sirens were heard before the strikes to the east of Kiryat Shmona, in the towns of Gonen, Kfar Blum, Kfar Szold, Lahavot Habashan, Neot Mordechai,Amir, Sde Nehamia and Shamir.


IDF strikes in Syria after five rockets land in northern Israel