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Rocket Near-miss for Holocaust Survivors

Posted on 9/1/2013 by in Israel Israel Today Holocaust Survivor Politics Support

A rocket, fired across the border into Israel from Lebanon last week, narrowly missed injuring dozens of Holocaust Survivors in Acre, north of Haifa. The Holocaust Survivors responded to warning sirens and tried to reach bomb shelters but were unable to do so before the rocket landed, just short of their housing facility. Neighboring houses suffered damage in the attack.

A second rocket was intercepted and disabled by an Iron Dome anti-missile battery. Iron Dome was deployed in the area for the first time three weeks ago, in response to the growing threat to Israel from the civil war in Syria.

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the Lebanese Army opened an investigation into the incident, and four rocket launchers were reportedly found at a Palestinian refugee camp in the Tyre area of southern Lebanon, from where they were fired south at the Nahariya and Acre areas in northern Israel.

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