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Israeli PM warns of "painful price" after rocket fire from Lebanon
Published: Jul 21, 2021 08:17 AM
Israeli tanks are seen near the northern Israeli settlement of Shtula along the border with Lebanon, on July 20, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

Israeli tanks are seen near the northern Israeli settlement of Shtula along the border with Lebanon, on July 20, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
Photo taken on July 20, 2021 shows the view of the Israel-Lebanon border near the northern Israeli settlement of Shtula.(Photo: Xinhua)

Photo taken on July 20, 2021 shows the view of the Israel-Lebanon border near the northern Israeli settlement of Shtula.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday that his country will exact "a painful price" from anyone who tries to harm it after two rockets from Lebanon were fired into Israel.

In a public speech in northern Israel, Bennett said Lebanon was "on the verge of collapse," adding "we will not allow the situation in Lebanon to spread to Israel."

"Anyone who tries to harm us will pay a painful price," he said.

Earlier in the day, two rockets were launched from Lebanon into Israel. The Israeli military said in a statement that its Iron Dome Air Defense System intercepted one rocket and the other fell in an open area.

In response, Israel fired artillery toward southern Lebanon.

No injuries or damage has been reported on both sides.

The rockets were fired from Lebanon hours after Syria's state news agency of SANA reported that Israel carried out airstrikes near Aleppo in northern Syria.
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