Tag Archive for Mount Hermon

After attack, PM Netanyahu warns Hezbollah: Don’t test Israel

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’.

Ynet

 

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 »

7 IDF soldiers Injured After IDF Vehicle Hit by Hezbollah Antitank Missile

Hezbollah fires Mortar shells at IDF outposts and antitank missile hits an IDF vehicle in the Golan, in escalation.
• There are casualties and the IDF artillery is returning fire.

By Gil Ronen

 

An antitank missile has been fired at an IDF vehicle from the Har Dov area (Shebaa Farms) in a Hezbollah ambush Wednesday morning, and there are reportedly seven casualties, who are receiving treatment.

Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for the attack, through journalist Rassan Ben Jiddo, who is close to the terrorist militia.

ZAKA emergency services initially said that three people were hurt.

The IDF spokesman said that an antitank missile was fired at an IDF vehicle that was moving along the border. 

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2 rockets fired at Israel from Syria, IDF returns fire

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 »

Lebanese Military Officials: Hezbollah Probably Behind Mt. Hermon Rocket Attack

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.

By Elad Benari

 

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

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 »

With school still out in some parts of the country, Israelis flock to ski

 

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)

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 »

Kinneret rises & snow on Mount Hermon in Israel’s 1st winter storm of season

Scattered showers from the Galilee to the Negev broke the unseasonably warm weather.

Rain & lower temperatures forecasted to continue over weekend.

By SHARON UDASIN, JPOST.COM STAFF

 

 

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]

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 »

Unknown Palestinian group claims it fired rockets onto Mount Hermon

The group said that it “attacked an observatory of the Zionist entity on the occupied Golan Heights with missiles on the anniversary of return, avenging the martyrs of return [who died] last year.”

 

JERUSALEM — A previously unknown Palestinian group took responsibility for two rockets that hit Mount Hermon, a popular Israeli tourist site in the Golan Heights.

Exploded rocket fired into Northern Israel (archive) - IsraelandStuff/PP

Exploded rocket fired into Northern Israel (archive) – IsraelandStuff/PP

The group, which calls itself the Abdul Qader Husseini Battalions of the Free Palestine movement, said in a statement issued Thursday that it fired the projectiles that struck Mount Hermon on Wednesday.

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Mount Hermon Covered with First Snow

 

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 »

Dozens of Syrians approaching Golan border cause evacuation

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

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 »