700+ Rockets & Mortar Shells Fired on Northern Israel
14 Jul 2006 – Over 700 Katyusha rockets and mortar shells have been fired on northern Israel in the current offensive in Lebanon, a senior IDF official told The Jerusalem Post on Friday. This continuous barrage of rockets includes several Katyushas that landed in Nahariya and the surrounding area and one that hit a house in Kiryat Shmona early Friday afternoon.
On Thursday, in a drastic escalation of what has become a full- blown war across Israel’s northern border, Hizb’Allah fired Katyusha rockets that landed in Haifa, Nahariya and the Galilee sity of Sefed while the IDF laid siege to Lebanon, imposing a naval blockade and bombing Beirut’s international airport.
Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz vowed to “break” Hizb’Allah after the attack on Haifa, which was the farthest-reaching strike that the fundamentalist Shi’ite terror group has managed against Israel to date.