On Wednesday afternoon, I wrote:
The IDF needs to finish this off quickly. If people feel that they have to flee to the north and Hezbullah gets involved (which is what happened in 2006 when we had a skirmish with Hamas and then Hezbullah got involved), we could God forbid be in big trouble.Within the last hour comes word of a Katyusha rocket fired on Israel's north from Lebanon.
As the rocket fire from Gaza terrorists continues to pelt southern and central Israel, a new front appears to have opened Friday morning as a Katyusha rocket was fired on the northern tip of Israel, north of Kiryat Shmona.
The rocket, which apparently was fired from terrorists in Lebanon likely associated with the Iran-proxy Hezbollah terror group, landed in open territory in the upper Galilee.
Residents of the region report having heard explosions, although no injuries or damage was reported from the rocket. IDF forces are searching the area to locate the point of contact and rule out further rocket attacks.
"One projectile hit an open space near Kfar Yuval, between Metula and Kiryat Shmona," a military spokeswoman told AFP, listing two towns near Israel's northern border.
The IDF returned artillery fire later in the morning, targeting locations in Lebanon suspected of being the source of the rocket fire, reports Yedioth Aharonoth.The IDF needs to finish off Hamas in a hurry. There may be a bigger battle to be fought.
UPDATE 8:43 AM
JPost is reporting that the Katyusha was not fired by Hezbullah.
The rocket was not fired by Hezbollah but by a small radical organization in Lebanon, Maj.-Gen. (res). Amos Gilad, director of Political-Security Affairs at the Defense Ministry, told Channel 2.And Hezbullah isn't responsible for the 'smaller' groups like Hamas is in Gaza?