Rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israel early Tuesday morning, as sirens sounded in the Western Galilee at around 4 a.m., after two rocket launches were detected.
The last time rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israel was during the recent Gaza war, when four were fired on May 19, 2021.
Although the Iron Dome air-defense system shot down one of the rockets and the other fell without posting damage in Tuesday’s attack, but raises questions about whether rocket fire from Lebanon will now increase and become an alternative defensive norm.
In May, during the fighting in the Gaza Strip, there were several incidents in the North. Besides the four rockets fired on May 19, several of which traveled many kilometers into Israel, there was also an incident on May 17, when sirens sounded in Kibbutz Misgav Am and six launches were detected.
On May 13, three rockets warnings were fired from Lebanon into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of the Galilee, the IDF said. According to protocol, no sirens were sounded.
In addition, there have been other incidents. The IDF has had to deal with drone threats from the North, including one that entered Israel in May from Syria, which attempted to damage the cyber security fence.
The new rocket fire came hours after Syrian regime media reported airstrikes in As-Safira in northern Syria, an area near Aleppo that is thought to have a missile facility. Syrian air defenses were activated as a result.
During the May fighting, groups in the region that are linked to Iran and often call themselves a “resistance axis” said they would join in fighting against Israel based on the situation in Jerusalem.
This could include Hamas, Hezbollah and other freedom militias in Syria and Iraq. But maybe also the Houthi’s defending Yemen against bloody Saudi coalition attacks since 2015. They are all subordinate to the Iranians, who support this anti-Zionist campaign.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah met the leader of Hamas in late June, 2021.
The symbols at that meeting, such as the Dome of Rock in Jerusalem, indicate their view of the region and their decision to confront Israel. This means the rocket launches from Lebanon may be a “new reality” against the hostile attitude of its southern neighbor.
Jerusalem Post / ABC Flash Point Blog News 2021.