(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman)
Yesterday, May 13, 2005, the Hizbullah terror organization fired more than 10 mortar shells and rockets at IDF outposts in the Har Dov area, along the Israeli-Lebanese border. No injuries or damages were reported.
In response, IAF fighter planes and helicopters attacked three Hizbullah organization firing positions in the Har Dov area. IDF forces returned shell fire at an additional Hizbullah post in the central region, north of the Israeli town of Dovav. The forces reported accurate hits of the targets.
This event is a continuation of the provocative attacks carried out in the past few days and aimed to disrupt the calm in the north.
The IDF will not allow for further provocations of any sort to take place and stresses that Lebanon must act in accordance with U.N. Security Council Resolution #1559 and dismantle the terror organizations in its territory from their weaponry.
The Lebanese government is responsible for all of the incidents which take place in Lebanese territory, including these attacks, which are conducted by terror organizations. The Lebanese government which has continuously failed to deal with the terror activities carried out within its jurisdiction must act immediately to assert its authority.
* On May 12, 2005, at approximately 23:00 an explosion was heard in the area of Har Dov in Northern Israel. An IDF inquiry revealed that the explosion was caused by two rockets fired from Lebanese territory into Israel. No injuries or damages were reported in the attack.
* On May 11, 2005, at approximately 23:30, a 107-millimeter Katyusha rocket which was fired from Lebanon into Israel, hit and damaged a structure in the Western Galilee. No injuries were reported in the attack.