Israel is going to retaliate for rockets fired from Lebanon. The Israeli attack is IMMINENT and “will be more forceful than typical.”
The Israeli Foreign Ministry has instructed Ambassadors to tell their host nations Israel will retaliate against Lebanon and will use serious force in doing so.
Ambassadors around the world are now notifying their host governments of this coming retaliation.
1:11 PM EDT — April 6, 2023.
UPDATE 1:29 PM EDT —
Jordanian Foreign Ministry: We are in a dangerous stage and what is happening on the Lebanese border is a reaction to what we witnessed in Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Emergency meeting of Israeli Cabinet Ministers begins right now.
Multi front response expected, in Gaza and Lebanon.
All Israeli military leave has been cancelled.
China is deeply concerned over the escalation of the Palestine-Israel conflict.
UPDATE 1:46 PM EDT —
Israel has informed members of the UN Security Council & the UNIFIL with information about the rocket attack from Lebanon and the intention to respond.
At least 30 rockets were fired from Lebanon, five of them reached Israeli territory, the rest were shot down by the Iron Dome missile defense system, local media reported.
UN chief condemns rockets fired from Lebanon into Israel, urges ‘restraint’
COVERT INTEL – FROM INSIDE ISRAELI CABINET MEETING
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The discussion inside the Israeli Cabinet Meeting is deadly serious. All factions of the Knesset are offering their full support to the government for a “harsh” response. Israel is now preparing for “several days of intense fighting”; IDF is, at this moment, presenting Israeli political leadership with several retaliation options.
UPDATE 3:15 PM EDT —
Northern airspace of Israel closed to civilian traffic.
Minister Israel Katz, member of the political-security cabinet, in the main edition: the situation calls for a tough response. The state of Lebanon bears the responsibility for what happens in its territory
South Lebanon residents should stay away from Hezbollah military sites, says Israel’s ex-intel chief
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warns of a strong and swift response should there be any “Zionist attacks on Lebanese soil.”
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Israel has prepared an unprecedented target list in Lebanon. IDF’s response to today’s rocket fire from Lebanese territory will be very powerful.
According to the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar, UNIFIL troops of the UN peacekeeping force are reportedly vacating their positions near the Israeli border.
Public BOMB shelters in all regions of Western Galilee have been opened.
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Concern in Israel: U.S. weapons purchased from the Ukrainian Black Markets and from Afghanistan MAY be used against Israel.
Hezbollah already moving Fateh-110 mobile-launch missiles into striking position against Israel if it enters into a conflict with Lebanon.
Haifa is the biggest major Israeli city that is the nearest to Lebanon; its in Grad MLRS range and Hezbollah has thousands of them.
UPDATE 3:31 PM EDT —
CONFIRMED: The IDF will attack tonight in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon in response to the rocket launches towards Israel.”
(WHOA! Intelligence Community Note: “Netanyahu is no longer in control. The new, ultraconservative government is.”)
UPDATE 4:08 PM EDT —
Likud’s Edelstein blames Iran for Lebanon rocket fire: ‘Israel must hit the head of the snake’
Jordanian Foreign Minister: Israel is pushing the region toward the abyss.
Gaza Strip militant groups have gone on heightened alert according to Israeli media. Islamic Jihad is said to evacuated positions.
The Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip raised the state of alert – in addition to evacuating the headquarters and locations of the factions in the Gaza Strip.
UNEXPECTED POTENTIAL: Bashar al Assad is the wild card here if he starts firing rockets at the Golan Israel is in trouble as no way the iron dome can cope with rockets coming in from Gaza, Lebanon and Syria.
Shelters in the cities of Nishar, Haifa, Be’er Yaqoub, Be’er al-Saba are now opened to Israelis.
Sources in Gaza say the terrorist orgs have activated their rocket firing teams ahead of an Israeli response.
Israeli media says that Israelis are entering shelters without command orders
UPDATE 4:19 PM EDT —
Official Communication from Hezbollah:
TRANSLATION: “If Israel attacks Hezbollah, thousands of rockets will be sent towards Israel”
Israel’s Netanyahu says ‘we will cripple our enemies, they will pay a heavy price’ amid escalating tensions.
Israeli authorities ordered the reopening of shelters in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Dimona, Ashkelon, Netanya and Safed. It seems that in the next few hours, the Israeli army will carry out attacks against targets in Gaza and Lebanon
Israeli sources say that the response to today’s rocket fire from Lebanese territory will be very powerful. The United States gave the green light to every action.
Israeli drones are flying over the skies of the Gaza Strip.
Israeli Defense Minister: Lebanon is responsible for the attacks on northern Israel/we are the strongest in this region and we deal a heavy blow to the enemies
UPDATE 4:28 PM EDT —
Reports of riots in cities. Nazareth Umm al-Fahm Sakhnin Jaffa Support for Al-Aqsa Mosque
U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem alerts U.S. government employees to avoid all travel above Highway 85 and Highway 87 in northern Israel, approximately 18 kilometers from the Israel-Lebanon border.
In Israel, Public bomb shelters open in Rishon Letzion, in the Gush Dan, according to @ynetalerts. Wasn’t ordered by Homefront Command.
Israeli warplanes airborne over Nabatiyye, Lebanon.
CONFIRMED: IDF planes up over southern Lebanon.
RELATED ACTION IN . . . SYRIA . . . .
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards are evacuating sites and headquarters near Damascus International Airport in preparation for a possible Israeli attack in Syria..
Also, the centers of the Syrian National Army are increasing the Air Defense batteries in the center and south of Syria.
Military camps in Syria raised their alert level
UPDATE 5:05 PM EDT —
Israeli artillery is NOW deployed near the Blue Line separating Israel and Lebanon.
The IDF is recalling all military personnel from vacations and leave.
All public bomb shelters have been ordered to open.
PALESTINIAN Joint Operations Room says it is ready to “confront and respond with all force” to any Israeli action in the Gaza Strip.
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Deployment of Iron Dome batteries in Tel Aviv and the surrounding area it. (Hal Turner Remark: THIS means without doubt, Israel __is__ going after Hexbollah in Lebanon. Only Hezbollah has missiles that can reach Tel Aviv. If Israel is now deploying Iron Dome Batteries in and around Tel Aviv, then they absolutely ARE going to hit Hezbollah)
We now have reports of jets up over the Gaza Strip, Northern Israel and southern Lebanon.
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MULTIPLE EXPLOSIONS IN NORTHERN GAZA STRIP. ISRAELI RETALIATION HAS BEGUN
Big explosions in the south, center and north of Gaza as a result of Israeli bombing.
Israeli assault on Gaza underway: multiple targets attacked simultaneously, heavy bombings reported in some Hamas strongholds.
IDF confirms they have begun airstrikes on targets in Gaza
UPDATE 5:45 PM EDT —
Video showing some Israeli Strikes against Gaza Strip: