Two rockets were fired from southern Lebanon into northern Israel early Tuesday morning. One of the rockets was intercepted and the other landed in an open area and did not cause any damage or casualties.
The attack came just hours before Prime Minister Naftali Bennet was scheduled to visit the north of Israel.
Reports from Lebanon indicated that a Palestinian militant group was responsible, though it likely wouldn’t have carried out the provocative action without the approval of Hezbollah and its Iranian overlords.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz issued a statement insisting that Israel would not allow Lebanon’s crippling financial crisis to be used as an excuse to attack the Jewish state.
Lebanon is presently on the verge of utter collapse. It would make sense for militant groups based there to try to drag Israel into an armed conflict to deflect from their own role in the country’s present situation.
There is also mounting concern that should Lebanon collapse, it will come fully under the control of Iran and its proxies. In light of this, Gantz recently pleaded with Beirut to let Israel help stabilize Lebanon.