Israel Hit by Rockets Fired From Lebanon

Attack raises fear that Gaza conflict will widen to second front
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2009 3:30 AM CST

(Newser) – At least three rockets fired from Lebanon hit northern Israel today, raising fears that the Gaza conflict is widening, reports the International Herald Tribune. Israeli authorities say the rockets, which they presume were fired by Hezbollah in support of Hamas, landed near the town of Nahariya and injured two Israelis. The Israeli military responded with artillery fire against the source.

Schools have been closed in the area where the rockets struck and residents have been warned to stay close to bomb shelters. No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack and a statement from the Lebanese Army said the rockets had been launched by "an unknown group." Israel has warned Hezbollah that it will face dire consequences if it attempts to enter the fighting.