Across northern Israel, as many as 15,000 people were to be evacuated over a 24-hour period, most to hotels or military bases outside rocket range, for the first time during the war. Residents of Kiryat Shmona, who have endured more than 600 rocket attacks, were told they had an hour to pack and dash to one of five schools serving as bus depots for transportation to a hotel in Netanya. About a third of the 24,000 residents will remain in Kiryat Shmona.
What rocket attacks, you ask? These rocket attacks.