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Hezbollah: We'll strike Haifa if IAF attacks Beirut
1 killed, dozens hurt as Katyushas fall in north; Israel imposes sea and air blockade on Lebanon
One person was killed and dozens were wounded Thursday when Katyusha rockets fired by Hezbollah guerillas rained down across northern Israel.
In Nahariya, a woman died when a rocket struck her home. Another 29 people were hurt, including a number of children. Most of the casualties were lightly wounded; one person sustained serious wounds.
At least 11 people were wounded Thursday afternoon when a fresh barrage of Katyusha rockets fired from Lebanon struck the northern town of Safed.
Of the wounded, one person was seriously hurt, another sustained moderate wounds, two people were lightly hurt and seven were treated for shock.
Rockets also fell in the town of Carmiel, but there were no injuries. In the nearby village of Majdal Qrum, one person was moderately hurt by a rocket.
A resident of the northern town of Zirit was also lightly wounded by a Katyusha on Thursday morning.
Meanwhile, Israel threatened Thursday to strike at Hezbollah offices in a residential area of Beirut in response to Katyusha strikes on population centers inside Israel.
In response, Hezbollah said that it would target the major northern port city of Haifa.
Israel Air Force jets Thursday morning carried out flybys over the area of Beirut, which is home to senior members of Hezbollah, as well as some of its supporters.
The Israel Defense Forces confirmed that several rockets landed some 15 kilometers south of the border with Lebanon on Thursday morning, signaling that Hezbollah is becoming increasingly successful in expanding the reach of the crude projectiles. This is the furthest that Hezbollah rockets have managed to penetrate inside Israel.