From the CBC website: Hezbollah attacks Haifa
People on both sides of the Israeli-Lebanese border remained on high alert Sunday as Hezbollah and Israeli forces exchanged rocket fire and heavy artillery for a fifth day.
Hezbollah, a Lebanese-based militant organization sponsored by Iran and Syria, fired rockets that fell on the northern Israeli port of Haifa, killing at least eight people and wounding 20 others, some of them seriously.
Israel police said the dead were part of a repair crew at a rail station that took a direct hit. One rocket tore a huge hole in the roof of the station. Others landed in the street nearby, where people ran from their cars to escape, according to Israel Radio.
Prayers needed for the people of Haifa, Israel and Lebanon…
Update (Aug. 20, 2006): Read the latest news about Haifa in my August 20th blog post.
Update: The Globe and Mail ran a new story about life in Haifa that mentions the Baha’i Shrine and Gardens.