The Israel Defense Forces on Wednesday evening retracted a claim that its forces intercepted a “hostile aircraft” that attempted to infiltrate Israeli airspace from Lebanon.
“No aircraft was detected that crossed into the territory of the State of Israel,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said, seemingly contradicting an earlier statement from the IDF’s Home Front Command.
“The aircraft was intercepted and the incident was handled,” the Home Front Command had said in a statement mere minutes earlier.
On Wednesday afternoon, two soldiers were wounded when an anti-tank missile was fired from Lebanon at troops near Moshav Dovev in the Upper Galilee.
“Two IDF soldiers were lightly and moderately injured and were evacuated to receive medical treatment at a hospital. Their families were informed,” the military said.
Israeli artillery units responded by firing at the source of the attack in Southern Lebanon, added the statement.
In addition, two launches were detected near Moshav Shtula and Kibbutz Yiftah. Israeli forces attacked the sources of the fire with tank and artillery fire.
The IDF on Wednesday also attacked a number of anti-tank missile launching pads belonging to the Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist organization, the army said.
On Tuesday, terrorists in Lebanon fired some 20 rockets at Israel. Explosions were heard near Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights, with videos on social media showing interceptor missiles being fired over the Druze town.
The IDF also prevented a “suspicious aerial target” from entering the Jewish state from Lebanon, according to the IDF.
The incident was reported as terrorists in Lebanon fired at an army outpost in the area of Arab al-Aramshe, a Bedouin village in the Western Galilee, according to the IDF. Israel responded with artillery fire.
Israeli forces on Tuesday also attacked a Hezbollah position in Southern Lebanon, and an IDF tank targeted a terrorist cell preparing to fire an anti-tank missile toward Shtula.
Since the Oct. 7 invasion of the northwestern Negev by Hamas operatives, Hezbollah has been initiating a series of exchanges of fire along the Israel-Lebanon border. Over the past month, at least seven IDF soldiers have been killed in attacks on Israel’s northern border.
An Israeli civilian was killed when an anti-tank missile from Lebanon hit a vehicle near Yiftah on Sunday. Meir Moyal, 55, a resident of the northern city of Kiryat Shmona, will be buried in Tiberias on Thursday.