JERUSALEM, Israel -- Four Israel Defense Forces soldiers from the elite Golani Brigade were wounded by a bomb near the Lebanese border Wednesday morning.
Lebanon claims they intruded 150 meters (yards) over the border. The soldiers were transported to a hospital in Nahariya, where two remain in intensive care.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wished the men a speedy recovery while touring a military base in the Negev.
"There is something that unites the south and the north and all our other fronts, the IDF soldiers who protect us and our borders," Netanyahu said. "That's what happened last night. We shall continue acting responsibly to secure Israel's borders."
Meanwhile, the IDF Spokesman's Office issued a statement saying the incident took place during "overnight activity adjacent to the northern border," noting that it's "investigating the event and monitoring developments."
The border with Lebanon has been relatively quiet since the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2010, though there have been some spill-over incidents from Syria's civil war along that border.
The Lebanese-based terror group, Hezbollah, has been increasingly aiding Syrian President Bashar Assad's troops, causing a stir among the Lebanese.