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More Rocket Attacks in Israel

May 5, 2000

KIRYAT SHEMONA, Israel (AP) _ Rockets fell on northern Israel Friday for a second day, and army radio reported casualties.

A day earlier, Lebanese Shiite Muslim guerrillas had unleashed their fiercest rocket attack in nearly a year on northern Israel, killing an Israeli soldier, wounding 26 other people and raising fears of more attacks once Israel withdraws its troops from southern Lebanon this summer.

The radio report on the latest attack said rockets fell in the border town of Shlomi, in Israel’s northern Galilee region. It gave no details about casualties. Israel radio said fires broke out.

In Kiryat Shemona, the biggest border town, residents were ordered back into shelters.

After Thursday evening’s attack, Prime Minister Ehud Barak hinted that Israel’s response would be harsh and sustained, indicating that residents along the border might have to spend a long time in bomb shelters.


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