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Israelis in north spend night in bomb shelter

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Israelis in north spend night in bomb shelter


People in northern Israel woke up this morning to scenes of desolation after dozens of rocket attacks by Hizbollah guerrillas in the past 48 hours. Clean-up crews scrambled to clear the streets of debris after some of the worst violence in the region in years. Israel says Hizbollah has fired more than a hundred World War Two Katyusha rockets into Israel in the past two days.

It is reported at least two people have been killed and more than a hundred have been injured in the attacks which have hit more than 30 towns and cities. More than 200,000 thousand Israelis have been staying in shelters according to an army spokesman.

“Of course this is not the easiest situation on earth, but we will overcome and move forward,” said one resident of the town of Nahariya. “Me and my family we are staying here,” said another resident, “we’re not moving.”

People have been allowed to leave their shelters for a couple of hours except in Nahariya to shop for essentials ahead of the Jewish Shabbat. Others joined queues at the bus station to try find transport to take them south, out of the range of the rocket fire.

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