Israeli Army: Rocket Sirens a False Alarm
FILE PHOTO: A general view shows the Lebanese village of Adaisseh on the left-hand-side of the Israel-Lebanon border, as seen from Kibbutz Misgav Am in northern Israel August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo
Rocket warning sirens sounded in northern Israel near the Lebanese border on Friday, following what turned out to be a false report that a drone had crossed into Israel, its military said.
Israel has been on high alert in recent weeks as tensions have escalated with Hezbollah.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday pledged a tough response to any threats against his country after Israel struck Syrian military targets in retaliation for an attempted attack in the occupied Golan Heights.
Israel launched airstrikes on military targets in southern Syria late Monday. The army said it was retaliating after an attempt to lay explosives in the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel since 1967.
Last month, five Iran-backed fighters were killed in an Israeli missile strike south of Damascus, according to Britain-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Then last Monday, Israel said it had thwarted an infiltration attempt from Lebanon by up to five Hezbollah gunmen, a claim denied by the Iran-backed group.