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Gantz warns Israel will use ‘necessary force’ if any more Lebanon rocket attacks

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz meets with Druze officials during celebrations of Nabi Shuayb at the tomb of the Prophet Jethro in northern Israel, April 25, 2022. (Elad Malka/Defense Ministry)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz meets with Druze officials during celebrations of Nabi Shuayb at the tomb of the Prophet Jethro in northern Israel, April 25, 2022. (Elad Malka/Defense Ministry)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz threatens Lebanon with further retaliation if more rockets are fired at northern Israel, after the military struck a launch site in response to a rocket attack last night.

“The State of Israel demands that the Lebanese government take responsibility for what happens on its territory,” Gantz says during a meeting with Druze officials for celebrations of Nabi Shuayb at the tomb of the Prophet Jethro

“If terrorism and violence continue, we will know to use the necessary force against the right targets,” he adds, in comments provided by his office.

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