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"Anyone who tries to harm us will pay a painful price," Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned after two rockets were fired from Lebanon into northern Israel.

JERUSALEM, July 20 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday that his country will exact "a painful price" from anyone who tries to harm it after two rockets from Lebanon were fired into Israel.

In a public speech in northern Israel, Bennett said Lebanon was "on the verge of collapse," adding "we will not allow the situation in Lebanon to spread to Israel."

"Anyone who tries to harm us will pay a painful price," he said.

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Earlier in the day, two rockets were launched from Lebanon into Israel. The Israeli military said in a statement that its Iron Dome Air Defense System intercepted one rocket and the other fell in an open area.

In response, Israel fired artillery toward southern Lebanon.

No injuries or damage has been reported on both sides.

The rockets were fired from Lebanon hours after Syria's state news agency of SANA reported that Israel carried out airstrikes near Aleppo in northern Syria.

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