Escalation Feared as Hizballah Attack Israeli Convoy

January 28, 2015 12:21 PM

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Escalation Feared as Hizballah Attack Israeli Convoy

Israel retaliated by firing dozens of artillery shells into southern Lebanon and convened a emergency security meeting in Tel Aviv. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister tweeted: “At this moment the IDF [Israeli Defense Force] responds to events in the North. We will not allow terrorists to disrupt the lives of our citizens and threaten their security. We will respond forcefully those who try to challenge us.”

The Associated Press reported: “Israeli military says anti-tank missile fired at Israeli military vehicle near Lebanese border.” And shortly afterwards: “Lebanese security officials say Israel fires 25 artillery shells into Lebanon.”

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