An Israeli military source reported, on Tuesday at night, that Hezbollah fighters fired Katyusha shells at the Israeli northern town of Keryat Shmoneh; one shell landed on a house, while the other in the street, no injuries were reported.

Military helicopters were dispatched in an attempt to locate the source of fire.
 
Also, several explosions were also heard in Shlomi settlement in the Western Galilee, army and sappers were dispatched to the area, but the cause of the explosion was not specified.   
 
Israeli online daily, Ynentnews, reported that residents of Keryat Shmoneh and Shlomi were advised to enter bomb shelters in fear of additional strikes.
 
Israeli sources reported that tension in the north affects the arrival of tourists to the area, especially after the first snows have attracted thousands to the Hermon ski resort over the Hanukkah vacation.
 
Security officials recently claimed that Hezbollah fighters intend to heat up the northern border and draw Israel into Lebanon, a step which is believed to ease pressure on Syria from the international community for its alleged involvement in the assassination of former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri.
 
“They are trying to drag Israel into a military escalation in the area”, the source stated.
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