The “Khaibar 1” used in this attack is also known as the Fajr-5, which, according to Global Security, “was constructed by the Iranians, reportedly with help from North Korea and China.” From Reuters: “Hizbollah rockets kill 3, land deeper into Israel”
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Rockets fired by Hizbollah guerrillas into northern Israel from Lebanon killed at least three people and landed in the deepest area yet since the start of an offensive three weeks ago.
Witnesses and police said two rockets landed in open areas near the city of Hadera, about 80 km (50 miles) from the Lebanese border. No casualties were reported, medics said.
“We were on the balcony and heard the siren,” a witness who gave his name as Aviram told Israel’s Channel 10. “I thought it was a false alarm. What a boom! I shook.”
An earlier barrage of rockets fired by the group killed three Israelis, including one in a Druze-Arab village in northern Israel. The deaths raised to 30 the number of civilians killed by rocket fire from Lebanon since the offensive began.
The Hadera strike marked the furthest point such rockets had landed in what has become daily barrages by the group against the Jewish state and frequent Israeli air strikes in Lebanon. More than 200 rockets landed in Israel on Friday, police said.
Hizbollah said it had fired “Khaibar 1” rockets at Hadera in response to recent Israeli attacks. Israel killed at least 40 Lebanese civilians on Friday. The army said it had targeted infrastructure and buildings used by Hizbollah.
Hizbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah had threatened the group would fire longer-range missiles into Israel to target the city of Tel Aviv, located 130 km (80 miles) from Lebanon, if the Israel attacked deeper areas in Lebanon, as it has promised.