At least 15 Israelis killed in Hizbullah rocket attacks
Three Israelis were killed and some 40 others were wounded in Haifa on Sunday evening in what was described as the heaviest rocket strike on Israel's third city since the attacks started on July 12.
Earlier, at least 12 Israeli soldiers were killed Sunday noon in a direct hit on an open area in the northern Israeli community of Kfar Giladi as Hizbullah renewed its rocket fire against Israeli targets. At least nine other Israelis were wounded. Israel's Channel Two television reported that nine reserve soldiers were among the dead, and television footage showed a soldier holding his head in grief.
Witnesses described the barrage of rockets as "enormous" and that it lasted more than fifteen minutes.
Magen David Adom ambulances rushed to site of the salvos in many areas across the north, including Kiryat Shmona and Acre.
According to Haaretz, three Katyusha rockets landed in an open area near Ma'alot, two in Safed, two in open areas near Acre and one landed in the Golan Heights. No casualties were reported in these attacks.
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