“At least one rocket fired from Lebanon hit the Upper Galilee,” the army said in a statement. The rocket was reported to hit outside a community near the town of Kiryat Shmona.
The IDF said a second rocket was fired, but did not detail an impact site.
Israeli artillery returned fire, toward the source of the launch, the army said.
IDF confirms strikes on Lebanon; Lebanese forces en route to launch site
Poll shows massive drop in Netanyahu ratings
The size of the surveyed population, or the questions asked, were not detailed in the Channel 2 segment, and the statistics were not immediately available on the website of Shiluv Millward Brown.
US Defense Secretary said on Thursday that Islamic State militants could possibly pose an even bigger threat to the United States than Al-Qaeda, and pledged efforts to weaken the group would.
Speaking at aat the Pentagon, Hagel also said that potential airstrikes in Syria are on the table, and defended the unsuccessful attempt by American Special Forces to rescue murdered photojournalist and other Western hostages.
“[Islamic State militants] are an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it’s in Iraq or anywhere else,” he said, as quoted by Reuters.
Responding to a question on whether or not the extremists are a threat on the scale of Al-Qaeda, which carried out the September 11, 2001 attacks on the WorldCenter, Hagel noted that “ISIL is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen.”
“They’re beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology, a sophistication ofand tactical military prowess. They are tremendously well-funded. Oh, this is beyond anything that we’ve seen. So we must prepare for everything,” he added.
Israel can easily manufacture replacements to US-UK weapon systems locally or purchase comparable systems from Russia, thereby letting US state department beurocrats choke on their “embargo”, as was the case with the Apache AH-64 Helicopters fleet upgrade. After all, one of the very few foreign made guided missiles in use by the US Air Force since the 1980′s is the Israeli made Popeye cruise missile. Surely anyone who can produce the Popeye missile can produce something comparable to the “embargoed” Hellfire missiles. Long term solution to the problem would be to unilateraly opt out of the US “foregin aid” scam which has been shown to have an abysmall cost-to-benefit ratio.
Tom R. Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was supposed to fly to West Africa on Monday to gauge the effects of the world’s worst Ebola outbreak.
Then his flight was canceled.
Brussels Airlines was forced to halt flights to the affected region after Senegal’s refusal over the weekend to allow the Belgium-based carrier to touch down in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, for crew changes. Senegal was sending a clear signal that it wanted nothing to do with flights going to Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone, where the outbreak rages on. This move was just the latest by a growing wave of countries and airlines that appear to want to stave off the Ebola threat by stopping travel in and out of places confronting the virus.
The World Health Organization warned Monday that these curbs will only make the outbreak harder to deal with. That message was reinforced by the United Nations, which said that moving in medical supplies and personnel was being “severely hampered” by the restrictions.
David Nabarro, who is leading WHO’s Ebola response effort, acknowledged Monday that the unprecedented scale of the outbreak is scary but stressed the importance of maintaining regular air routes and normal borders.
Borders are being closed, too. South Africa banned travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Senegal closed its border with Guinea. Chad closed its border with Nigeria.
Last week, Kenya Airways stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone. The small airliner Gambia Bird had already stopped flights to the affected region.
In Sierra Leone, just two commercial airliners — Royal Air Maroc and Air France — still serve Lungi International Airport.
Air France, which flies to Guinea and Sierra Leone, is under pressure from a crew union to stop its flights because some staff members are worried about being exposed to the deadly virus. The union called the continuation of flights “inconceivable” given the risks.