Rockets fall on north overnight

Monday, July 17, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
It was a starry night with lights of Hizballah rockets raining down on northern Israel overnight Sunday, wounding six. Rockets landed for the first time in Afula, south of Nazareth and in the Jezreel Valley, its furthest distance south so far. Rockets also landed in the Eastern and Western Galilee regions and Acre where a rocket landed in a home, near to where a couple was sleeping.

“They were two of the loudest explosions I ever heard in my life,” said the neighbor of the home that was hit. “When we went to check what happened, we discovered that one missile hit the area near the community’s swimming pool and another hit the house.”

Meanwhile Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah said his terrorist organization can hit anywhere in Israel. Nasrallah may decide to use longer-range missiles. Israeli Defense Forces have warned residents from Tel Aviv northwards to be on the alert. In the event that a rocket would strike a siren would sound alerting the public to take shelter.

On the southern front, 20 Kassams landed in the western Negev overnight, two people were wounded from the shrapnel.

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