Eilat is Given the ‘All Clear’ After Reported Explosions Heard Earlier

Police report to residents of Eilat that they can resume their regular routine after locals reported hearing loud explosions.

By Elad Benari


The city of Eilat was given the “all clear” on Thursday night, several hours after residents reported hearing loud explosions in the city.

Security forces were checking to determine whether the explosions were caused by Grad rockets that were fired at the city. After several hours of searching, police and the Home Front Command assessed the situation and announced that life in the city may return to normal.

Police said there is no need for locals to stay in protected areas.

Thus far, no debris of rockets has been found. The IDF has asked the Egyptian military to check for such debris on its side of the border.

In April, terrorists fired three rockets at Eilat. No casualties were reported.

A Salafi jihadist group later claimed responsibility for the attack.

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