The statement came shortly after loud explosions were heard in southern Lebanon and Israeli settlements near the border, after which the Israeli military announced that rockets had been fired at the “Dov” military base near the border.
The rockets triggered sirens in some Israeli settlements, and settlers were asked not to go out except when necessary.
The Israeli military later responded by launching an attack on the sites from which the rockets had been launched in Lebanese territory, according to a tweet by its spokesperson. The sites were targeted with 155mm artillery shells.
Videos being shared online show the moment Israeli air defenses were activated to intercept the rockets launched from southern Lebanon.