Day 3 in Haifa

Patriot batteries in Haifa (Photo: Hagai Aharon) - Ynetnews

IDF deploys anti-ballistic missiles in town for fear Hizbullah may step up strikes against Israel

The IDF has stationed three Patriot anti-ballistic missile batteries in Haifa Saturday, aimed at intercepting missiles launched at the area. Two of the batteries were deployed Saturday morning, and the third one was placed in the area in the afternoon.
3 Patriot batteries stationed in Haifa - Hanan Greenberg, Ynetnews



A Katyusha warning system will be placed in southern Haifa on Sunday, Home Front Commander Yitzhak Gershon said on Saturday night.

The system will sound the alarm a minute before the rockets hit the ground in order for residents to seek shelter.

Residents who had previously been asked not to leave their houses are requested to stay in the vicinity of shelters despite the activation of the warning system.

In addition, they are requested to not go to work on Sunday, unless they are employed by businesses providing essential services to citizens.
IDF to activate Katyusha warning system in Haifa - The Jerusalem Post



Israel's war with Hizbullah intensified over the weekend as Katyusha rockets rained down on northern Israel, prompting the IDF to deploy Patriot missile batteries outside Haifa and Defense Minister Amir Peretz to declare martial law throughout the North.
Martial law declared in the North - The Jerusalem Post