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Israeli towns hit in rocket attacks

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Israeli towns hit in rocket attacks


Towns across northern Israel continue to take a pounding from Hizbollah militants. Several people were wounded, at least two seriously, in the latest barrage of rockets which struck five towns on Saturday. In Nahariya, cars were set ablaze and residential buildings damaged. Rockets also fell in the the towns of Carmiel, Kiryat Shmona and Safed. The Lebanese guerrilla group has fired as many as 600 rockets into Israel since hostilities began, killing fifteen civilians so far.

While the accuracy of Hizbollah’s short range arsenal is relatively poor, Israelis are in no doubt about how deadly these weapons can be. Last weekend, eight railway workers were killed in a single strike when a rocket hit a maintenance depot. Some military analysts say the militant group possesses enough firepower to sustain the current rate of attack for weeks if not months.

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