by Hana Levi Julian
Police Confirm Twin Katyusha Strike on Northern Israel ( Israel Police confirmed Tuesday morning that a pair of Katyusha rockets were fired at northern Israel overnight by terrorists from an Islamist terror gang in southern Lebanon, the “Bader Battalions of Jihad.” The previously uknown group vowed in a statement to launch further attacks, saying “We promised our people Jihad. Now we have yet again struck the Zionists in occupied Palestine.” Both of the 122-mm missiles hit the northwestern Israeli community of Shlomi, near Rosh HaNikra, damaging a home and an electricity pole. Shlomi is located close to the Lebanese border.Parts of one of the short-range Katyushas were found on the balcony of an apartment in the town, according to the HNN news service.Shlomi town council head Gabi Na’aman told IDF Army Radio in an interview that several residents thought the noise they heard at approximately 2:00 a.m. was thunder. Rain poured down in the north overnight.”This morning, we woke up and discovered they were Katyushas,” said Na’aman. Israel Police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld confirmed that the rockets were fired into Israel from Lebanon but did not say where the missile parts may have been produced.A similar rocket was fired from northern Gaza at Ashkelon last Thursday, the fifth Katyusha to be launched at the southern coastal city in recent years. IDF sources said that the Katyusha was apparently Iranian-made.