A rocket launched from Lebanon exploded in northern Israel before dawn today, causing no injuries but serving as a potential harbinger of other attacks in advance of President Bush's three-day trip to Israel that begins tomorrow. Israeli authorities blamed the attack on the Jihadi Badr Brigades, which also attacked from Lebanon in June.
The rocket “made a hole in the wall,” said a woman in Shlomi, whose porch was hit. An earlier rocket last week hit further into Israel than ever before, prompting cross-border raids by the Israeli Defense Force. Despite reports of up to three rocket strikes today, police have only confirmed one.