Photo: Niv Calderon
Carmiel building hit by rocket
Photo: Niv Calderon
Security officials in house hit by rocket
Photo: Niv Calderon
Rockets hit Carmiel, Kiryat Shmona, Nahariya
After quiet night, Hizbullah renews Katyusha rocket fire at Israel; 18 people injured including one moderately in Carmiel as 66 rockets fired by 1 pm at Nahariya, Maalot, Carmiel, and Golan Heighs police say

Northern communities awaken to rocket attacks: Rocket barrages were repeatedly fired Saturday from south Lebanon at northern Israeli communities.


By 1 am 66 rockets had been fired at Israel, injuring 18 people. Police said 26 rockets fell in Kiryat Shmona, 13 in Carmiel, eight in Maalot and 14 in Nahariya.


Around 12 pm sirens were sounded in Haifa, Kiryat Shmona, Carmiel, Nahariya and Maalot. Few minutes later rockets fell in Maalot where a resident was lightly injured. Magen David Adom paramedics evacuated the injured resident to hospital.


Two rocket salvos landed in open fields in Nahariya. No one was injured and no damage was reported.


Four people were lightly injured by shrapnel from a rocket that landed in a community near the Lebanese border, paramedics said, but didn't name the community.


Carmiel building hit by rocket (Photo: Niv Kalderon)


Also Saturday morning, five rockets fell in Carmiel, hitting two houses. Two people were injured lightly and moderately and a handful of residents were treated for shock.


Two rockets landed in open fields in Rosh Pina and Yessod Hama'aleh.


Shortly after, rockets landed in Nahariya. Structures were damages and a handful of residents were treated for shock and minor injuries.


A rocket attack was also reported on Safed, where no injuries or damage were caused.


Sirens were heard in the Jezreel Valley, Afula, and communities in the area, as well as in Haifa and the surrounding areas, sending residents to shelters.


Police said no rockets fell in the area.


The attacks come after a relatively quiet night. On Friday rockets were fired at Akko, Nahariya, Tiberias and Kiryat Shmona.


Two houses suffered direct hits. No one was injured in the attack.


Thirty people were injured, including four moderately, when a barrage of rockets exploded on a busy Haifa street Friday afternoon.


Eli Senior contributed to this report


First published: 22.07.06, 11:04
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