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Rocket Attack on Israel's Northern Border: Facts and Sources for Journalists

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Rocket Attack on Israel's Northern Border

Terrorists in southern Lebanon fired three Katyusha rockets into northern Israel on Thursday morning (Jan. 8). One of the rockets hit a retirement home narrowly missing the dining hall where the residents were eating breakfast. One resident sustained a broken leg and others suffered from light injuries and shock. [1]

The Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah denied responsibility for the attack. According to Israeli military sources, the rockets were most likely fired by a Palestinian group operating in southern Lebanon. In 2006, Hezbollah staged a cross border attack into Israel, abducted two Israeli soldiers and killed another eight. This action sparked the month-long Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006. [2]

Please see The Israel Project's Northern Border Press Kit for more information.

Included in the press kit are:

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  1. Useful Contacts for Journalists
  2. Developments and Updated Information since the 2006 Hezbollah-Israel War
  3. Background Information for Conflicts along Israel's Northern Border
  4. Background and Text of Relevant Documents
  5. Maps


[1] Katz, Yaakov, "'Lebanon liable for Nahariya attack'," The Jerusalem Post, Jan. 8, 2009,

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[2] Katz, Yaakov, "'Lebanon liable for Nahariya attack'," The Jerusalem Post, Jan. 8, 2009,; "The Second Lebanon War (2006)," Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, July 12, 2006,

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