MAJOR NEWS OUT OF ISRAEL: Four Rockets Hit Northern Israel from Syria, a massive escalation on our border
Missiles hit near border hours after IDF deploys Iron Dome in Ashdod, and then Be’er Sheva, amid fears hunger striker may set off war.
By Kobi Finkler, Ari Yashar
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.
Preparing for a different front
The sirens come even as the IDF is continuing to ramp up preparations for the possibility of a barrage of rocket fire from Gaza, in the event that hunger striking Islamic Jihad terrorist Mohammed Allan should die from his extended self-imposed refusal of food.
After deploying the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system in the coastal city of Ashdod on Thursday morning, the IDF went on to deploy the system around the southern city of Be’er Sheva as well several hours later.
Both cities were…..
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