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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Breaking: Lebanon Fires Katyusha Rockets into Israel

Cross posted from Maggie's Notebook.

Israeli woman and her children take cover during rocket attack.

Fox News: Israel Battered by Rockets from Lebanon and Gaza:

Up to 5 rockets fired from Lebanon explode in northern Israel while several more from Gaza blast towns to the south

The rockets reportedly struck around the town of Nahariya, 5 miles south of the Lebanese border and wounded at least one person.

Israeli forces immediately returned fire, blasting mortars across Lebanon's border after the attack
BBC - Rockets hit Israel from Lebanon:

At least three rockets have been fired into northern Israel from Lebanon raising fears that the current Israeli offensive in Gaza may spill over.

Israel's army said it had returned fire into Lebanon. There are no details.

The BBC's Mike Sergeant in Jerusalem says this is a very dangerous moment in Israel's conflict.
CNN - Rockets fired into Israel from Lebanon.

Two Katyusha rockets were fired into northern Israel from Lebanon on Monday night, an Israeli police spokesman said.

It's the first time in more than six months that such a rocket has been fired from Lebanon into Israel.

Israeli munitions experts have examined the rockets, which landed in the northern city of Shlomi, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

One rocket landed on a house patio and the other near a road, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Katyusha rockets have a range of up to 25 km (15 miles) -- much longer than the more crude Qassam rockets, which are more commonly fired from Gaza into Israel.

A spokesman for militant group Hezbollah said he could not confirm if his organization was responsible.

More here from Debka File.