Security Alert – – Rockets Fired on Eilat
Last strike on Eilat occurred in August, when Iron Dome intercepted rockets.
Two rockets were fired at the southern Israeli city of Eilat on Monday evening, apparently from the Sinai Peninsula.
Police forces began combing the city shortly after the blasts were heard, at around 7 P.M., and located one of the projectiles in an open area near the entrance to the city.
An Iron Dome anti-missile battery intercepted a rocket targeting Eilat in August, marking the first time the Iron Dome system a rocket has been shot down over the southern resort city. That interception came two days after Egyptian reports of an Israeli drone strike which killed five militants at a rocket-launching site in northern Sinai, and at the height of the tourist season.
In April, two rockets fired from the Sinai Peninsula hit Eilat. No casualties or damages were reported.
On Saturday night, a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel, and exploded in an open area in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council. No damage or injuries were reported. In response, the Israeli army struck two targets in Gaza overnight. Hamas said two of its training camps were hit in the attacks, but no one was hurt.
Saturday’s rocketfire came despite a severe warning passed on by Israel to the Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip, telling them to immediately stop the deterioration of the situation along the border with Israel. Israel sent the message via Egyptian channels to tell Hamas to stop all rocket fire against Israel immediately.
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