Israel’s military reported that “a projectile was launched from Lebanon into northern Israel… [falling] in an open area”, in response to which IDF Artillery forces targeted “the source of the launch”. An Israeli military spokesperson assessed that the attack was “linked to the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the riots on the Temple Mount”, and said Israel’s reaction aimed “to make clear to all who are on the other side, whether it is Palestinian factions, Hamas, the government of Lebanon or Hizbollah that we won’t allow Israeli sovereignty to be violated”. Relatedly, Defence Minister Benny Gantz called upon “the Lebanese government [to] take responsibility for what happens on its territory”, warning: “If terrorism and violence continue, we will know to use the necessary force against the right targets”. The same day, the IDF reported firing warning shots as two individuals “attempting to smuggle two weapons and approximately 100 grenades into Israel” from Lebanon were spotted at the Blue Line.
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