Defense establishment source says it is highly likely that Popular Resistance Committees was behind missile fire at southern city of Eilat two weeks ago
Israeli officials believe that the terror cell that carried out the attack infiltrated the Sinai Peninsula from Gaza and fired the missiles as an act of revenge over the assassination of the secretary general of the PRC Zuhair Qaisiat the beginning of last month
The missile fire on Eilat did not result in any injuries or damage, yet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made it clear after the attack that those responsible would pay the price.
“We are building a fence. It can’t stop missiles but we will find a solution for that. We will strike those who aim to harm us,” he said.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak also commented on the attack and noted that “The situation in Sinai requires a different kind of deployment,” adding “this was a serious incident. We’re studying it and we will go after those who fired on Eilat and targeted Israeli citizens.”
Al Qaisi’s assassination prompted a round of violence, during which dozens of rockets were fired from Gaza. A calm ensued following a ceasefire agreement.
By Yoav Zitun