IDF goes into higher state of readiness to defend Israel’s northern border

BREAKING: The IDF confirms that is moving to a higher state of readiness to defend Israel’s northern border in preparation for Hezbollah’s response to the elimination of one of its Muslim terrorists in Syria.

“The IDF is elevating its readiness to defend Israel’s northern border from all enemy threats with changes to troop deployment and enhanced field intelligence activity in the area. We hold the Lebanese government responsible for all actions emanating from Lebanon,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit tweeted.

Heavy equipment was seen this afternoon near the town of Shlomi on the Lebanese border.

Earlier today, an explosion in Syria near the Israeli border caused damage to a building and a car in the Druze Golan town of Majdal Shams. No one was hurt.

Following the incident, the IDF increased alertness level, deployed checkpoints and closed roads near the Israel-Lebanon border.

IAF drone activity was reported over southern Lebanon.

Yesterday, the IDF deployed an additional battalion to the northern border with Lebanon after Hezbollah threatened to retaliate for the elimination of one of its Muslim terrorists in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria earlier this week.