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Rockets fired into north Israel

Published Oct. 8, 2005

Lebanese militants fired rockets into northern Israel on Friday, raising fears of more violence as the stunned nation mourned victims of the Tel Aviv bus bombing.

At least five volleys hit Israel's Galilee region between Thursday night and midday Friday. The army said there were no injuries and there was minimal damage in the attacks, by Muslim fundamentalist guerrillas opposed to peace with Israel. The assault followed an Israeli attack on Wednesday that killed seven Lebanese.

Uri Lubrani, a senior defense official, said the rockets appeared to be a show of support for Islamic militants of the Hamas movement, who claimed responsibility for the bus bombing that killed 21 people in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

In the West Bank town of Qalqilya, Israeli troops bricked up the house of Salah Abdel-Rahim Hassan Assawi, suspected of carrying the explosives that blew up the No. 5 bus in Tel Aviv.