• Israel’s Prime Minister says, ‘IDF is prepared to act strongly on all fronts’.
• Defense Minister Ya’alon says, ‘we will respond forcefully and with determination’.
Prime Minister Netanyahu warned Israel’s opponents in the north to take the summer war with Gaza as an example of the magnitude of IDF retaliation for Wednesday attack, which saw Hezbollah forces wound four IDF soldiers in an attack on northern Israel.
“At this moment, the IDF is responding to events in the north. To everyone who is trying to challenge us at the northern border, I recommend for them look what happened there, not far from the city of Sderot, in Gaza. Continue Reading »
Druze residents from their northern Golan Heights villages reported hearing several explosions near Syrian border.
•No injuries or damages reported.
By Ynet reporters
The IDF fired 20 artillery shells at Syrian positions from which rockets were launched at Israel, two of which exploded in the northern Golan Heights on Tuesday. The rockets likely hit open areas and at this stage, no injuries or damages were reported.
An IDF soldier stands atop a tank near Alonei Habashan on the Golan Heights, close to the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria. – Photo: REUTERS
Residents in Druze villages near the border reported to hearing several explosions, shortly after a Code Red rocket alert siren was sounded near the border. Continue Reading »
Multiple military sources, told The Daily Star that the rocket attack on Mt. Hermon was most likely staged by Hezbollah in retaliation for last week’s airstrikes.
Hezbollah was likely behind a rocket attack near an IDF post in Mount Hermon early Saturday morning, security and military sources told Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star on Sunday night.
Hezbollah members rally in Beirut in Nazi salute – Photo: Reuters
The officials said that the attack was Hezbollah’s retaliation for alleged Israeli airstrikes on Hezbollah targets near the Lebanese-Syrian border.
Two rockets were fired at Israel in the attack, and no injuries or damages were reported. Continue Reading »
Jerusalem, Safat & Ariel are among communities canceling classes Monday (List included) as mountainous regions are still under snow or iced-up .
Hundreds flock to Hermon for Israeli ski experience.
Icy conditions continue to close roads near Jerusalem, while 8,000 homes still without electricity.
By Ahiya Raved
Even though it’s stopped snowing, it’s not all business as usual. On Monday, schools in Jerusalem, Safed, the Upper Galilee and the West Bank canceled classes and kept their doors closed for another day.
Israelis flock to Hermon – Photo: Avihu Shapira
Meanwhile, hundreds of skiers made their way to the Mount Hermon Monday morning, after the snow site opened to visitors. Continue Reading »
Scattered showers from the Galilee to the Negev broke the unseasonably warm weather.
Rain & lower temperatures forecasted to continue over weekend.
The first winter storm of the season hit Israel on Thursday as the unseasonably warm weather experienced throughout November gave way to rainfall and even snow.
A SOLDIER enjoys the weather on Mt. Hermon – File Photo: IDF Spokesman
Lake Kinneret rose for the first time since April on Thursday morning – by 1 centimeter – as a direct result of ongoing rains, the Water Authority said.
The Kinneret’s water level is now 211.40 meters below sea level, 2.6 meters from full capacity. Continue Reading »
About 10 centimeters of snow accumulates along the Mount Hermon ski site upper station
Visitors arrive to enjoy the early snowfall during the Hanukkah holiday
Danny Brenner, Dan Lavie and Nitzhiya Yaacov
As Israel celebrated Hanukkah this week, the first snowfall of the year fell on Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights on Monday night into Tuesday morning.
Kids and their parents flocked to the Mt. Hermon resort to have some fun, although for now there is not enough snow for skiing. – Photo: JINI
The Mount Hermon ski site was open to visitors on Tuesday, free of charge, but not enough snow had fallen for the ski slopes themselves to be made operational. Continue Reading »
IDF: Possibility of armed suspects nearing border (without infiltrating) facilitates tourists being evacuated from Mt. Hermon.
The IDF evacuated tourists from the top of Mount Hermon Wednesday afternoon, after sighting dozens of possibly armed Syrians approaching the border in the Golan Heights.
Druse resident looks out at Syria from the Golan -Photo: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters
The IDF said the suspects did not infiltrate the border into Israel. It was not clear whether they were armed.
Last week, mortar shells fired by the Syrian army strayed into Israel, striking northern Israeli farmlands.
The shells landed harmlessly in open fields, but exploded a short time after farmers were in the area. Continue Reading »