Residents of the north are asked to enter protected areas.
Air raid sirens blared across northern Israel on Wednesday night amid reports of drones and paragliders crossing the border from Lebanon.
Alerts were set off in cities including Haifa, Tiberias, Beit She’an, Kiryat Shmona, Metula, Nahariya and Safed.
According to Israel’s Channel 12 News, 15 to 20 drones crossed into the Jewish state from Lebanon. Reports were also received of terrorists on paragliders landing in northern Israel.
The Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command has instructed residents of the north to enter protected areas until further notice.
Concurrently, a suspected terrorist infiltration alert was activated in Kibbutz Ma’ayan Baruch, near Kiryat Shmona. In the adjacent community of Moshav Beit Hillel, residents reported hearing gunfire.
Earlier on Wednesday, terrorists in Southern Lebanon fired anti-tank missiles at an Israeli military position near the border, the IDF said.
Hezbollah took responsibility for the attack, Arab sources reported.
“A short time ago, anti-tank guided missile fire was detected from Lebanese territory toward a military post near [the Israeli Bedouin village of] Arab al-Aramshe on the Lebanese border,” the IDF said.
“An IDF aircraft attacked an observation post of the Hezbollah terrorist organization,” the army said. The IDF also fired artillery at targets in Lebanon, it added.
The Lebanese terrorist organization has been testing the waters, initiating a series of fire exchanges as the Jewish state fights Hamas terrorists on its southern border.
On Tuesday evening, the Iran-backed terror group fired anti-tank missiles across the border with Israel. An IDF helicopter gunship responded by attacking a Hezbollah post.
“The IDF is prepared for all scenarios in all arenas, and will continue to operate in order to protect Israeli civilians,” stated the military.
Image: Israeli soldiers at a staging area near the border with Lebanon, Oct. 9, 2023. Photo by Ayal Margolin/Flash90.