The IDF initially believed the gunfire was intentional but – as of now – has yet to retaliate towards the source of the attack.
Despite the gunfire, the Israeli military did not change its directives to civilians in the area. The incident marked the first security breach on the northern front since the fatal attack in the Arab village of Ghajar in January.
In that incident, two soldiers were killed and several were wounded along Israel's border with Lebanon after a Hezbollah anti-tank attack on an IDF convoy. The casualties were, Captain Yohai Kalangel, 25, and Sergeant Dor Nini, 20, who were killed by the first anti-tank missile on the convoy.
Ynet was told shots were fired in the air towards a Lebanese force moving too close to the Blue Line. There was no confirmation of an incident in which IDF soldiers crossed the demarcation.