TEL AVIV (Dec. 30)
Katyusha rockets fired from Lebanon hit Western Galilee and the southern Lebanon security zone Friday night, but they caused no casualties or damage.
They were the first rocket attacks on Israel in eight months, but residents of Galilee took them in stride.
“We are used to it, even though we haven’t had any for some time,” said one resident.
The rockets were fired from the area around Tyre, a Lebanese port on the Mediterranean. Further east, another round of katyusha rockets and mortars were fired Saturday at positions of the Israeli-backed South Lebanon Army in the security zone without causing casualties or damage.
Israel Defense Force and SLA artillery responded with a heavy barrage aimed at the Maidoun area of southern Lebanon, just north of the security zone. Reports from Lebanon said four children were killed and three adults wounded.