Photo: AP
Rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon
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160 rockets hit north

One person lightly wounded in Kiryat Shmona as rockets pounded Galilee; five more lightly hurt in attacks earlier Monday

Day 27: Since the early morning hours Monday, over 160 rockets landed in the northern region, wounding at least six people lightly. Most of the rockets landed in the Kiryat Shmona area. Earlier barrages landed in open areas around Carmiel and Safed. Sirens sounded repeatedly during the afternoon hours in all communities across the Galilee, and towards evening in Haifa as well.


During the afternoon Monday, residents of in the areas of Nazareth, Tiberias, Rosh Pina, Beit Shean and Haztor Haglilit enjoyed relative quiet, but were called to enter shelters and protected areas later in the day. As evening fell, air raid sirens were heard in Haifa.


One rocket hit a public building in Kiryat Shmona. No casualties were reported, but a fire was sparked in the building.


Earlier, one man was lightly wound and three suffered shock when a barrage hit the twon. Additional rockets landed in open areas in Safed and Carmiel, although at this stage no additional casualties or damages were reported.


Simultaneously, rockets were fired at Nahariya; no casualties or damage were reported.


Five people incurred light injuries when rocket barrages hit northern communities throughout the morning - three in Kiryat Shmona, and one in Shlomi when her house was directly hit. Another person was lightly hurt when a rocket hit his workplace in Safed. The building served as a community center for Ethiopian immigrants, and "equipment and toys donated to the place were destroyed," according to the manager.


More rockets landed in open areas in Tiberias, Hatzor Haglilit, and other northern communities. The latest barrage towards Maalot also sparked a fire. No one was wounded and northern fire fighting crews arrived on the scene to extinguish the blaze.


Sharon Roffe-Ofir and news agencies contributed to the report


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