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Defense Ministry, IDF say they’ll start evacuating residents of Kiryat Shmona in north

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

File: A cable car is seen at Manara cliff above the northern city of Kiryat Shmona on August 13, 2014 (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
File: A cable car is seen at Manara cliff above the northern city of Kiryat Shmona on August 13, 2014 (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

The Defense Ministry and the Israel Defense Forces announce that they will begin to evacuate residents from the northern city of Kiryat Shmona to state-subsidized guest houses.

The evacuation comes amid repeated rocket and missile attacks by the Hezbollah terror group and other allied Palestinian factions targeting northern Israel.

Yesterday, three people were wounded in a rocket attack on the city.

Kiryat Shmona has a population of some 22,000 residents, though many have already left amid the ongoing tensions.

Earlier this week, the ministry’s National Emergency Management Authority began working to evacuate all communities within two kilometers of the Lebanon border.

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