The Defense Ministry, in collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces, has announced the initiation of evacuation procedures for residents of the northern city, Kiryat Shmona. This decision comes in the wake of continuous rocket and missile assaults from Hezbollah and related Palestinian factions on northern Israel. The previous day, a rocket attack on Kiryat Shmona resulted in injuries to three individuals. Despite having a population of around 22,000, a significant number of Kiryat Shmona residents have already moved due to escalating tensions. In a related development, the National Emergency Management Authority began evacuating settlements within a two-kilometer radius of the Lebanon border earlier this week.