'Residents don't need to enter shelters'

Kiryat Shmona mayor reacts to exchanges along Lebanese border.

August 3, 2010 14:03
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Lebanese Armed Forces troops on armored personnel

Lebanese Armed Forces troops on armored personnel . (photo credit: AP)


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There is no need for northern residents to enter bomb shelters, Kiryat Shmona Mayor Nissim Malcha told Channel 10 on Tuesday afternoon, following a rare exchange of fire between Israel and Lebanese forces on the northern border.

"I have alerted all security forces to be ready for any situation," he said. "I hope that this is an isolated incident."

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Also speaking after the incident, Northern District Commander Major General Shlomo Koron confirmed that no Katushya rockets fell in the area.

He said that incident along the border may have been a case of mistaken identity.

He confirmed that there was an exchange of fire and there was no reason for further clashes.

Upper Galilee Regional Council Head Aharon Valenzia called on the large number of people enjoying vacations and day trips in the north to continue what they are doing without fear.

Valenzia said that because of the exchange of fire on the northern border his office is in contact with IDF officials in order to provide a response to any possible scenario.

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