Day 2 in Haifa

A couple looks at the bay of Haifa from a promenade Friday, July 14, 2006. Residents of Israel's third largest city always suspected Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas would one day target their seaside town. But they were still surprised when the rockets hit the town Thursday.
(AP Photo/Baz Ratner)

JERUSALEM People in and around Israel's third-biggest city are taking cover.

The Israeli army is offering no explanation for ordering residents in and around Haifa (HY'-fuh) to move to their bomb shelters. In an escalation of attacks on both sides of the Lebanese border, at least one rocket fell yesterday on the big port city. No one was reported hurt in that strike, although at least three Israeli citizens have died in other Hezbollah (hez-BUH'-lah) guerrilla fire from Lebanon. Until now, Haifa residents had been free to move around the city streets. The army says residents are now retreating either to community bomb shelters or bombproof rooms in their homes.
Haifa residents ordered into bomb shelters (AP/KVOA News 4, Tucson)



HAIFA, Israel — Shops were open, streets bustled with traffic and restaurants were packed with customers Friday in this seaside town just 25 miles south of the Lebanese border.

Still, there were signs life here had changed: Radios and televisions blared frantic newscasts, some supermarkets ran short of canned goods and residents talked openly of war.
Threat of rockets puts Haifa on edge (AP/



All residents of Haifa, the Krayot region, Tirat Hacarmel and Acre were instructed to stay inside their homes and to remain near large buildings if they must venture outside Friday.
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