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Sirens sounded in northern Israel: Country attacked with rockets

Sirens sounded in northern Israel: Country attacked with rockets Illustrative photo: Israel was attacked by enemy missiles on April 12 (Getty Images)

In northern Israel on the evening of Friday, April 12, a rocket attack warning siren sounded. Over 50 rockets were launched across the country from Lebanon, according to The Times of Israel and the IDF.

According to the source, rocket warning alerts were heard in populated areas of the Galilee province near the Lebanese border.

Videos from the scene show several Iron Dome missile interceptors firing at enemy rockets.

Earlier, sirens were also heard in other cities, indicating the possible penetration of drones into the country. Currently, there have been no reports of damage or injuries.

Later, the IDF reported that about 40 launches were detected from Lebanese territory in northern Israel, some of which were intercepted. The rest fell in open areas.

Updated at 9:41 p.m.

The responsibility for the rocket shelling of the Galilee Peninsula was claimed by the Hezbollah group. In its statement, the Lebanese group claims to have launched dozens of Katyusha rockets at IDF artillery positions in northern Israel.

Threat of Iran's attack on Israel

On April 1st, Israel launched a missile strike on Damascus in Syria, resulting in the destruction of the Iranian consulate building. At least seven Iranians, including two generals, were killed during the attack.

Tehran blamed Tel Aviv for the assault and promised a "harsh" response.

Israel, in turn, warned Iran about the consequences and declared heightened readiness on the part of the IDF.

Media reports indicate that Iran hinted to the United States that Tehran would "cautiously" attack Israel.

For more on the reasons for the conflict, Iranian threats, and what the world media are saying about it, check out the material by RBC-Ukraine.