Four rockets were fired from Southern Lebanon toward Israel on Wednesday, catching thousands of Israelis by surprise as Hamas continued to fire at the South.
For the first time since the Second Lebanon War in 2006, rocket-warning sirens blared in the Lower Galilee, as well as Haifa’s bayside suburbs of Kiryat Bialik and Kiryat Motzkin, at around 4 p.m.
According to the IDF, of the four rockets identified, one was intercepted, one fell in an open area, and two fell in the sea. In response, the IDF struck several targets with artillery shells.
Magen David Adom (MDA) rescue services said that two individuals were lightly injured running to bomb shelters. A 10-year-old girl was also moderately wounded when she was struck by a car while running for shelter.Two individuals were lightly injured running to bomb shelters, Magen David Adom reported. A 43-year-old woman suffered a heart attack while running to a bomb shelter and was taken to a hospital in serious condition. A 10-year-old girl was moderately injured when she was struck by a car while running for shelter.
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The Nahariya and Haifa municipalities urged residents to download the Home Front Command application and to know where the closest bomb shelter is located.
The last time there were sirens in the North was Monday, when rockets were fired from Lebanon, setting off sirens in the Upper Galilee. Residents of Misgav Am and Metulla reported hearing explosions.
Six rockets were launched from Rashaya Al Foukhar, north of Kafr Choub in Southern Lebanon. They all fell short of the border and landed inside Lebanese territory, the IDF said, adding that one of the rockets may have reached Israel.
The IDF fired at the source of the rocket launches in Lebanon with tank and artillery shells. About 22 shells were fired by IDF artillery toward Lebanese territory, a Lebanese security source said.
Palestinian groups north of Mount Dov, and not Hezbollah, were responsible for the rockets, the IDF said. Rocket fire could continue for an undetermined period, it said.