Rocketfire from across the northern Israeli border sent residents in Nahariya
racing for bomb shelters early Sunday evening as the Red Alert (Tzeva Adom) incoming rocket alert siren blared across the northern coastal city.
Israelis in other northern communities were alerted to the threat and made their way to safe rooms as well.
The blasts from three rockets were heard to explode in open areas, according to local sources. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to property.
Security forces are searching for the specific impact sites, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.
Residents in the northern Jewish community of Shlomi have been told to remain near their bomb shelters this evening.
The attack followed the death on Saturday of Lebanese terrorist Samir Kuntar, who was killed in an alleged Israeli air strike. Although Jerusalem welcomed the news of the Hezbollah terrorist’s death, the Israeli government did not formally take responsibility for the attack.
Kuntar was responsible for the brutal 1979 murder of the Haran family on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), including his own personal beating death of the family’s four-year-old child with the butt of his rifle.
The Lebanese terrorist was freed from an Israeli prison as part of an exchange deal to bring back the bodies of two IDF reservists, Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser. The two were kidnapped and murdered by Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorists as part of an operation that launched the 2006 Second Lebanon War. Upon his return to Lebanon, Kuntar joined Hezbollah.
On Saturday, he died in a house at a meeting on the outskirts of Damascus, as the commander of Hezbollah terrorist operations in the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.