The northern Israeli of Kiryat Shmona was bombed by Soviet-made rockets on Saturday (24 September) for the second consecutive day.
The northern Israeli of Kiryat Shmona was bombed by Soviet-made rockets on Saturday (24 September) for the second consecutive day. Katyusha rockets fired from Lebanese territory caused little damage, as fighting between Christian Falangist forces and the Palestinian guerrillas continued in southern Lebanon.
SYNOPSIS: Several towns in the area have been shelled in recent days and the Israelis have returned fire after the latest attacks. They say their troops are not crossing the border, although Palestinian sources claim Israeli tanks are helping Falangist artillery five miles (8 kms) inside Lebanon.
Saturday's attack was the fourth against Israeli border towns in as many days.
In the latest attack, a school in Kiryat Shmona received minor damage. That was the scene of a guerrilla use, landed there in two salvos.
Security sources said there was little damage and the only casualties were a boy treated for shock and another person treated for scratches. Immediately after the attack, the Israelis directed heavy return fire at the suspected launching area in south Lebanon.
Another town to be bombed was Safed and it was attacked as Israeli Foreign Minister, Moshe Dayan was in Washington to discuss the Middle East with President Carter. One of the compromise proposals for peace is thought to allow the Palestinians to take a carefully restricted role in peace talks.