Amid the escalation in violence, President Isaac Herzog says Israel will take action to ensure the security of its citizens, and called for the international community to condemn the recent rocket fire.
“The State of Israel will act on all levels to maintain its security and the security of its citizens. I demand that the international community strongly condemns the gross violation of international law, so as not to give support to terrorism and the injury of innocent people,” Herzog says.
Herzog says he spoke with local officials in the north and south of the country, and offered them support on behalf of the whole nation.
In addition to today’s rocket and mortar fire from Lebanon, which Israeli officials have blamed on the Hamas terror group, southern communities have also been targeted with projectiles fired from the Gaza Strip over the past two days.