Photo by Mark Philbrick
Wednesday, January 28
This morning Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the attack on an IDF convoy in which two IDF soldiers were killed and several others wounded near Har Dov along Israel’s border with Lebanon. The IDF responded by shelling Hezbollah targets in border villages in Southern Lebanon. Hezbollah claims that the strike is in retribution for an Israeli attack in Syria ten days ago in which six of its fighters and an Iranian general were killed.
Yesterday the Israeli air force and Israeli Defense Forces responded to rocket attacks from Syrian territory. The incident forced the evacuation of the Mt. Hermon ski resort on the Golan Heights, northern Israel. The resort was reopened early this morning. The Israeli home front command (responsible for civil defense) has not issued any alerts.
The Center program has not been affected by the current events which have been localized to the northern most tip of Israel along the border with Lebanon. The students are currently on a four day trip to Jordan and will return to Jerusalem on Thursday afternoon.