Rocket Barrages Continue to Rake the North

More than 20 rockets were fired in a mid-afternoon barrage on Sunday that sent residents in the north racing for shelters and safe rooms across the Galilee.

Hana Levi Julian , | updated: 17:04

Sirens continued to blare in northern communities from the Mediterranean Coast to the interior as Hizbullah terrorists fired rockets at numerous areas south of the Lebanese border, specifically targeting Akko, Tzfat, Tiberias and Kiryat Shemona.

In Akko one person was seriously injured in the Katyusha attack and another was treated for shock. Both were taken to Nahariya Hospital. A rocket fell between two houses in Kiryat Shemona, lightly injuring one person there.

Two rockets fell in open areas near Rosh Pina. No one was injured and no damage was reported. Two rockets also fell in Tiberius and several more in Tzfat. No injuries or damage was reported.

At least two people were killed and tens more injured in attacks in the Haifa area. In the morning and 12 were injured, one critically, in a massive Hizbullah terrorist attack on the area. Five separate areas were targeted in the attack, including Haifa, the Krayiot suburbs and Carmiel. Ten explosions were heard in the area one minute after the air raid siren sounded.

The attack began just minutes after French Foreign Minister Phillipe Douste-Blazy left the area. Douste-Blazy was in Haifa for talks with the mayor and other city officials before meeting with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni in Jerusalem.

Police said one rocket struck a car and hurled it into the opposite lane, killing the driver with severe shrapnel wounds to his upper body and injuring two passengers. A second person was killed when he was hit by a missile while running to the shelter at the Kiryat Ata carpentry shop where he worked. His three co-workers made it to safety.

Other missiles hit Carmiel, with a child lightly injured in the attack. Rosh Pina also suffered a barrage of rockets in the early morning, with no reports of injuries or damage from the city.

For the first time, sirens also blared in Zichron Yaakov and Binyamina, but rockets did not land in either of the towns.