Photo: Adi Arkin
Rocket hits north
Photo: Adi Arkin

Thursday morning: 26 rockets hit North

By Thursday afternoon more than two dozen Hizbullah rockets pounded Galilee communities; one lightly wounded. Fire sparked in Safed forest after rocket hit. Since beginning of war over 1,400 rockets landed in Israel

Day 16: Twenty-six rockets landed in the Galilee by Thursday afternoon. One person sustained light wounds.


As early as 7:45 a.m. Hizbullah fired two rocket barrages which landed in an open area near Maalot and Shlomi. No one was wounded and no damage was caused.


Shortly thereafter, seven rockets hit the Safed area and sparked fires in a forest adjacent to the town.


Two fire-fighting crews and two light planes were called to the scene to extinguish the flames and prevent the fire from spreading.

Rockets hit Carmiel area (Photo: Adi Arkin)


At around 10:00 a.m. the blare of the sirens was heard once again in western Galilee communities and in Carmiel. Minutes later, rockets hit open areas, without incurring casualties. Explosions were heard in Carmiel as well, but no injuries were reported.


About half-hour later, a third barrage hit Maalot and Safed, and at 11:00 a.m. rockets pounded the Rosh Pina area. No one was wounded in the latest attacks.


Since the onset of the fighting in Israel's north, over 1,420 rockets landed in Israeli territory, 19 civilians were killed and 1,262 people have been wounded. Some 46 injured are still hospitalized across the north, a spokesperson for the police's Northern District reported. Many of the injured were treated for shock.


The rocket attacks on Israel continued throughout Wednesday as well. Police reported that 98 rockets were fired at Israel. One person was seriously wounded by a direct rocket hit in the Krayot area, five people sustained moderate injuries, 25 were lightly injured and 24 suffered from shock.


On Wednesday afternoon, 17 people who were staying at a bomb shelter in Kiryat Shmona were hurt by inhaling smoke caused by a rocket that landed nearby.


Ahiya Raved contributed to the report


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