Long-range rockets strike Hadera for first time

Marks southernmost point hit by rockets since Lebanon campaign began.

August 4, 2006 21:59
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Long-range rockets strike Hadera for first time

syria 302 mm rocket 298. (photo credit: AP [file])


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Two or three rockets landed in the region of Hadera for the first time on Friday night, marking the southernmost point Hizbullah has fired so far in the conflict, some 90 km south of the Lebanese border. Four locals suffered from shock. Northern police district chief Dan Ronnen said that the fact that long-range rockets carry dozens of kilograms of explosives could account for the many reports of explosions heard in communities in the region. Hizbullah confirmed on al-Manar that it fired a barrage of Khaibar 1 rockets at Hadera on Friday night. The group said that it was a response to the "vicious crime" perpetrated by the IAF earlier in the day near the Lebanese-Syrian border in which 28 people were killed. The Home Front Command reminded those living south of Haifa that they do not need to stay in shelters or fortified rooms but rather know where one is and take into account that a warning siren would give residents about one minute to seek shelter. Earlier, several long-range rockets also landed near Migdal Ha'emek causing no injuries or damage. Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah has threatened to hit Tel Aviv if the Lebanese capital of Beirut is targeted by Israeli warplanes. Israel resumed air strikes on Beirut on Thursday, after initially targeting the city at the beginning of the war.

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