The IDF on Tuesday evening fired flares into the night sky and was conducting searches along the Israel Lebanon border in the area of the Upper Galilee in what was described as a security incident.
The IDF spokesperson said some roads in the area were closed to civilian traffic.
Residents of some border communities were instructed to remain locked down.
At the same time the Lebanese Al Manar television reported that the Israeli military fired shells into South Lebanon.
Yoni David (42) a resident of Kiryat Shmona said his family heard explosions as they were having dinner. "We went into the shelter," he said, "my five-year-old daughter began to cry and my 11-year-old son was also very upset."
Last month a group of militants, which the IDF identified as belonging to Hezbollah, infiltrated briefly across the border between Israel and Lebanon.
The infiltration led to an exchange of fire with IDF troops stationed in the area, and the Hezbollah cell retreated back into Lebanon.
First published: 23:58, 08.25.20