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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Two Katyusha Rockets Fired From Lebanon Hit Northern Israel

Two Katyusha Rockets
Fired From Lebanon
Hit Northern Israel

Tuesday
, January 08, 2008


IsraelNationalNews.com brings us this story and it starts off like this... Israel Police confirmed Tuesday morning that a pair of Katyusha rockets were fired at northern Israel overnight by terrorists from an Islamist terror gang in southern Lebanon, the "Bader Battalions of Jihad." ...The previously unknown group vowed in a statement to launch further attacks, saying "We promised our people Jihad. Now we have yet again struck the Zionists in occupied Palestine."...
Read the full story at link below...
Police Confirm Twin Katyusha Strike on Northern Israel

* InfoLiveTV.tv has this short Video News Report at link below...
Footage From Site Of Tuesday's Katyusha Rocket Attack In Shlomi

* JPost.com has this report... Palestinian terror groups affiliated with al-Qaida are the prime suspects in the firing of two Katyusha rockets into Shlomi early Tuesday morning, the day before US President George W. Bush's historic visit to Israel... The rockets - both 107mm Katyushas - hit the northern town of Shlomi and appeared to have been fired from the hills near the southern Lebanese village of Labouna. Defense Minister Ehud Barak called the attack a "severe incident" but said that Israel did not plan to take any action that would alter the status quo it had achieved along the border following the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006...
'The home front is still exposed'

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Israel protests Katyusha fire on Shlomi
January 8, 2008

On Monday night (7-8 January) two Katyusha rockets fired from Lebanon landed in Shlomi in the western Galilee.

Israel today (8 January) submitted a strong protest to the UN Secretary General and to the President of the Security Council regarding the shooting of two Katyusha rockets from Lebanon at Shlomi, in the western Galilee, last night (7-8 January). The rocket fire constitutes a serious violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701 and serves as further proof that the resolution is not being strictly implemented. This poses a threat to Israel, to UNIFIL - as proven again today in the attack against a UNIFIL force - and to the stability of the entire region.

Israel has for months been warning of the military consolidation and strengthening of the armed militias in southern Lebanon, including Hizbullah, north and south of the Litani River, as well of the continuing smuggling of Syrian and Iranian arms from Syria into Lebanon. Israel demands that UNIFIL and the Lebanese government take immediate action in light of this alarming activity.

The firing of Katyushas last night is a "warning call" to the international community and to Lebanon to take immediate, concrete steps to implement Resolution 1701 in the field, including the immediate and unconditional release of the kidnapped soldiers Regev and Goldwasser, as the UN Secretary General and the Security Council also demand. UNIFIL must take very decisive action to implement the resolution and take effective measures to prevent the smuggling of Syrian and Iranian arms across the Syrian-Lebanese border, to prevent the entry of extremist elements into Lebanon, and to disarm all the armed militias and organizations in Lebanon, in according to the UN Security Council resolutions.

Parallel to submitting a protest to the United Nations, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni is holding consultations to examine other possible Israeli responses to the Katyusha fire.

From MFA Newsletter - Communicated by the Israel Foreign Ministry Spokesman

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