JERUSALEM — Militants in Lebanon fired four rockets toward Israel on Thursday, setting off air raid sirens and startling a nation already on edge over turmoil along its northern and southern fronts.
Brig. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the chief military spokesman, said one rocket was shot down by Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system, while the others did not land in Israeli territory. No one was injured, and Mordechai dismissed the attack as an "isolated incident."
"We are acting on all fronts, in the north and in the south, to defend the citizens of Israel from such attacks," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement. "We employ various measures, both defensive and preventive, and we are acting responsibly. Our policy is clear: to protect and to prevent. Whoever tries to harm us should know we will harm them."
Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, a military spokesman, said rockets were fired Thursday from a location south of the Lebanese port city of Tyre. He said light damage to a street and vehicle in northern Israel was likely caused by debris from the rocket interception.
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