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Hizbollah rocket attack kills one in Israel

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Hizbollah rocket attack kills one in Israel


At least one person has been killed and 14 others injured after several Hizbollah rocket attacks on Israel. The victim died after a rocket hit Nahariya in the north of the country. It is the first fatality from a Hizbollah rocket strike in more than a week. Elsewhere a number of houses were destroyed when dozens of Katyushas fell on the tourist town of Tiberias, near the Sea of Galilee.

Emergency workers struggled to reach the scene as more devices fell. A rocket also targeted the town of Beit Shean, almost 70 kilometres from the border and the deepest a rocket has struck inside Israel. Authorities say the device appeared to have landed in an open area and no casualties have been reported.

Even though more rockets have been fired, Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the offensive has already “entirely destroyed” Hizbollah’s infrastructure.

“We will keep fighting the group until an international force is deployed in south Lebanon because we have no other choice,” he said. Olmert added that he wants peacekeepers to enforce a UN resolution calling for the disarmament of the militant group.

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