Escalation in the Sinai: ISIS fires 2 more rockets into Israel


IDF confirms 2 rockets fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula landed in the Eshkol Regional Council of southern Israel, with no injuries or damages reported.
– Latest round of launches come after ISIS reported five of its fighters were killed by an IDF drone on Saturday.

By Yoav Zitun


Two rockets were fired from the Sinai Peninsula and landed in open space in Israel on Monday morning, the IDF reported.

Part of an exploded rocket found – Photo: Israel Police Spokesperson’s Unit

The rockets landed in the Eshkol Regional Council, according to an initial statement released by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

No injuries or damages were caused.

A Red Alert was not sounded, the statement said, due to the fact that the rockets were fired into open space.


ISIS anti-aircraft weapons in the Sinai -Illustrative photo

Tensions have been heating up recently between Israel and terror organizations such as ISIS which control parts of the Egyptian desert, with sporadic rocket fire into Israel threatening to rock the stability of the normally calm border.

The incident comes against a background of reports on Sunday in an ISIS news agency that an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) belonging to the Israel Air Force attacked a vehicle in Egypt’s Sinai desert on Saturday, liquidating five of the Islamic terror group’s members in the process.

The report alleged that the attack was carried out in a village in northern Rafah.