Video released of IDF strikes in Lebanon, Liberman calls for 'disproportionate response'

At least 22 shells fired from Israel hit open farmland in southern Lebanon close to the frontier, a Lebanese security source in the area said on Wednesday.

January 28, 2015 15:35
1 minute read.

Israel carries out heavy shelling in Lebanon

Israel carries out heavy shelling in Lebanon


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman called Wednesday for a “harsh and disproportionate” response to a multi-pronged Hezbollah attack that injured seven IDF soldiers on Wednesday.

“Israel has to change the policy by which it responds to missile attacks against its sovereign territory,” Liberman said and added “it must do so harshly, and disproportionately.”

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

He spoke during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing. China or the US would respond in such a disproportionate manner if it was their sovereign territory that was being attacked, Liberman said.

Israel expects its allies to support a harsh response, Liberman told Wang. He added that countries around the world had to adopt a harsh and severe policy with regard to terrorism that did not allow for the kind of provocation that Israel experienced on Wednesday from Hezbollah.

Terrorist organizations throughout the globe operate under different names, but their objectives are the same, when it comes to attacks in the Middle East and against Western targets. The IDF carried out artillery and air strikes against a number of Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon following an anti-tank missile attack against an IDF vehicle and a number of mortar strikes on Israeli communities near the border.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz arrived at the Northern Command Wednesday and held a special evaluation with Northern Commander Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi and additional senior officers.

At least 22 shells fired from Israel hit open farmland in southern Lebanon close to the frontier, a Lebanese security source in the area said on Wednesday.

The shells struck near Wazzani village and were fired in quick succession.

IDF Spokesman Brig-Gen. Moti Almoz warned that "this is not necessarily the end of the IDF's response."

Reuters and stafff contributed to this report.

Related Content

July 18, 2018
Hamas accepts Egyptian proposal to end dispute with Fatah