- Nov 22, 2003
after an attack? We are not speaking of pre-emption here:
One person was killed and twelve were wounded - one seriously - when four Hizbullah-fired Katyusha rockets landed in central Nahariya on Thursday morning. A rocket scored a direct hit on a house killing its inhabitant.
Residents of the North were asked to remain in bomb shelters in anticipation of further attacks.
Nahariya is the farthest city Hizbullah has managed to reach thus far.
Meanwhile, IAF fighter jets bombed runways at Beirut International Airport early Thursday morning. It was part of a military campaign which the IDF vowed would be harsh and quick against the Lebanese government and Hizbullah, which killed eight IDF soldiers and kidnapped two others along the northern border on Wednesday.
Al-Jazeera television network reported that 15 people were killed in the airstrike.
The IDF said that the airport was targeted because it was used by Hizbullah to import weapons.
The IAF attack forced the closure of the airport and the diversion of two flights to Cyprus.
Meeting in emergency session late Wednesday, the Cabinet approved IDF plans to target the airport and other strategic infrastructures inside Lebanon including power plants.
Earlier Thursday morning, several Katyusha rockets, fired by Hizbullah from southern Lebanon, landed on an IDF base in Mount Meron on Thursday morning. No one was wounded and no damage was reported. Hizbullah also shelled the Western Galilee with mortars. No one was wounded and no damage was reported.
In southern Lebanon, at least 27 civilians were reported killed overnight Wednesday in IAF attacks, including a family of 12 in the village of Dweir, leading TV station LBC reported. The IAF struck a Hizbullah post and two bridges in southern Lebanon as the number of targets hit by the Airforce since fighting erupted after the kidnapping of two IDF soldiers, reached into the hundreds.