Fighting spreads to Israel’s northern border, 6 IDF soldiers wounded

At least five terrorists said to have entered northern Israel, sparking gun battle with Israeli forces.

By David Rosenberg, World Israel News

A terrorist infiltration was reported in northern Israel Monday afternoon, outside of the town of Adamit in the northwestern Galilee, less than half a mile from the Lebanese border.

Residents of Adamit and the surrounding area have been instructed to remain in their homes.

According to preliminary reports, a group of at least five terrorists was spotted, with Israeli ground forces and military helicopters engaging the terror cell.

Israeli security forces are conducting searches of the surrounding area for an additional terrorists who may have infiltrated across the border.

An IDF spokesperson confirmed the infiltration, adding that two of the terrorists had been killed

“IDF forces killed a number of armed individuals who had crossed into Israeli territory from Lebanese territory,” the spokesperson said. “The soldiers are continuing their searches of the area.”

“In addition, combat helicopters are right now engaged in combat in the area.”

“IDF soldiers eliminated two of the terrorists on the northern border who had infiltrated into Israel.”

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Six soldiers were injured in the firefight, with one listed in serious condition, and the remaining five in moderate and light condition.

There are also initial reports of combat at four other sites in the north, including Mount Dov (Shebaa Farms) in the Golan Heights, as well as outside Ya’ara and Zarit in the western Galilee near the Lebanese border.

The infiltration in the north comes after a rocket was fired at northeastern Israel from Lebanon, landing in the Upper Galilee.

Warning sirens were heard in Ramot Naftali and Yiftach.