Israel: Hezbollah guerillas attacks northern Israel

Rockets shrieked across the border leaving trails in the air and smashing into cities and towns destroying buildings and setting fires.

Rockets hit the cities of Tiberias, Maalot, Kiryat Shemona,Carmiel, Rosh Pina and Safed, said police spokesman Avi Zelba.

Maalot, near the Lebanese border, was the worst hit with more than 20 rockets hitting the town.

At least seven people were lightly wounded in the attacks, rescue workers said. Most residents of Israel's north have either fled the area or are living in underground bomb shelters.

Yair Elkayam, a spokesman for the fire department in northern Israel, said firefighters have been dispatched to several open areas that caught fire.

Hezbollah guerillas have fired more than 1,900 rockets into northern Israel since the start of fighting on July 12, according to army figures, the AP reports.

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