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Hizbollah rocket reprisals hit West Bank

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Hizbollah rocket reprisals hit West Bank


Hizbollah has fired nearly 200 rockets into Israel -the highest one-day total since the conflict began three weeks ago. One round even struck the West Bank, marking the furthest distance the group’s Katyusha rockets have ever reached south of the Lebanese border. Witnesses say at least one rocket landed near a village close to Beit Shean, more than 70 km from the border with Lebanon. Elsewhere, a 52-year-old man was killed by a rocket as he rode his bike in the Israeli city of Nahariya.

Another rocket slammed into a house on a Kibbutz injuring 14 people. Some rockets also landed just north of the West Bank, near the Israeli city of Afula. Earlier so many rockets fell on the tourist town of Tiberias, that emergency workers said they were unable to reach the scene. In a statement issued in Lebanon, Hizbollah said it had stepped up attacks ‘after the enemy went too far in targeting civilians. Since the conflict began at least 19 Israeli civilians have been killed and hundreds more wounded.

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