Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

One killed, 48 wounded as rocket salvos strike North
Jerusalem Post ^ | 7-25-06 | TOVAH LAZAROFF, JPOST.COM STAFF AND AP

Posted on 07/25/2006 4:50:22 AM PDT by SJackson

After a comparatively quiet morning, the North of Israel found itself once again under rocket fire early Tuesday afternoon, with rockets landing in Kfar Mrar, Kiryat Shmona, Acre, and Nahariya. The heaviest barrage, which included 16 rockets, struck Haifa.

In Kfar Mrar, a 15-year-old girl was killed after a rocket stuck a private residence near a mosque in the Galilee village, which is home to Druse, Christians, and Muslims. 24 other people were wounded in the attack - one seriously, two moderately and two lightly. 20 were being treated for shock, according to Magen David Adom.

Earlier, in Haifa, at least 23 people were wounded - two moderately and 11 lightly - when 16 rockets pounded the city. The rest were suffering from shock. Magen David Adom ambulances evacuated the wounded to Haifa's Rambam Hospital.

According to police, what could have been disastrous results of the salvo on Haifa were avoided, due to the fact that most of the rockets missed apartment buildings and impacted in courtyards.

One of the rockets hit a city bus. Puddles of blood were seen on the front steps of the bus leading up to the driver's seat. The windshield was hit by shrapnel.

A house that was hit by yet another rocket sustained heavy damage, but no one was seriously hurt, witnesses said. Two other rockets struck very close to one of the city's hospitals, doctors said.

In an almost simultaneous attack on the Upper Galilee, seven rockets fell in open spaces around Kiryat Shmona, setting fires in the area. No one was wounded.

Earlier on Tuesday, at least five rockets fell in Safed, three in Acre and one in Shfaram. All fell in open spaces and no one was hurt in the attacks.

Also Tuesday morning, warning sirens sounded throughout the North, including in Hatzor Haglilit, Safed, Haifa, Karmiel, Rosh Pina and Kiryat Shmona.

In the South, one woman, reportedly a foreign worker, was moderately wounded from shrapnel when a Kassam rocket directly hit her home in Amioz in the Eshkol Region in the western Negev on Tuesday morning.

The Home Front Command has ordered all residents of northern communities to remain inside their protected rooms or bomb shelters during the day, and particularly when rocket alerts are sounded.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; irael

1 posted on 07/25/2006 4:50:23 AM PDT by SJackson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

High Volume. Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking on the Topic or Keyword Israel.

also Keywords 2006israelwar or WOT [War on Terror]


2 posted on 07/25/2006 5:08:18 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SJackson
Reporter: "Chief! We've got one killed, 48 wounded in a mideast rocket strike!"
Editor: "IDF rocket?"
Reporter: "No, Hezbollah rocket landing in Northern Israel."
Editor: "Not interested. Get back to me when you've got a story on Lebanese wounded. And don't call me 'Chief'"
3 posted on 07/25/2006 5:13:14 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java
Hey, I just heard that "all parties" are willing to talk about a ceise-fire? What gives with attacking Isreal?


4 posted on 07/25/2006 5:32:07 AM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess:
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson