First report: Hizballah took responsibility for anti-tank rocket fire into northern Israel on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 1, claiming to have hit IDF vehicles and caused casualties. The IDF has returned the fire. The area targeted was near Moshav Avivim. There are no immediate reports of Israeli casualties. Israel responded at once with air strikes and heavy artillery fire against the sources of Hizballah fire and Lebanese villages in the Maroun al Ras and Yaroun in South Lebanon.
A short time earlier, the IDF advised all civilians living within a 4km radius from the Lebanese border to stay indoors and open their bomb shelters.