The Israeli military announced that “An explosive device was detonated adjacent to the Megiddo Junction [on 13 March], severely injuring an Israeli civilian. During searches in northern Israel, security forces neutralised a terrorist armed with an explosive belt and multiple weapons in a vehicle”. The IDF further stated that “an initial inquiry suggests that the terrorist crossed from Lebanon… The possible involvement of the Hizbollah terrorist army is under review. The assumption is that due to the quick response of security forces, another terrorist attack was prevented”. Defence Minister Gallant warned that “whoever is responsible for the attack will regret it. We’ll find the right place and time and we’ll hit them”.
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