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Uneasy calm in northern Israel

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Uneasy calm in northern Israel

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In the town of Kiryat Shmona, residents woke up not knowing when and where the next rocket attack would hit. But they are resigned to the probability that it is coming. On the Jewish Sabbath prayers are said underground in bomb shelters beyond the reach of rockets fired from across the border in southern Lebanon.

Kiryat Shmona is one of many towns lying on Israel’s northern border, well within range of Hezbollah rockets. There have already been exchanges of fire. Israeli forces have bombed towns across Lebanon, having found dead two of four sailors missing after Friday’s attack on one of their warships.

And several Israelis have been slightly injured after rocket attacks similar to those which caused panic. After a calm morning so far in Kiryat Shmona, people are bracing themselves for the storm.