Israelis were surprised when a rocket designed to propel satellites into space shot across the morning rush hour skies of central Israel, in a successfully planned launch by the Defense Ministry.
By Israel Hayom Staff
Israel conducted a test launch of a rocket propulsion system on Tuesday morning, the Defense Ministry announced. The test took place at a military base in central Israel.
A smoke trail is seen over central Israel, Tuesday morning – Photo: Beni Jajati
The Defense Ministry said the test was scheduled far in advance and was carried out as planned.
The system tested on Tuesday is designed to propel ballistic missiles that can carry satellites into space. Continue Reading »
The rocket attack last Thursday had been the 1st to hit near Israel’s southern tourist city since a similar attack back in April.
Israeli troops found the remains on Tuesday of the first rocket to be fired from Egypt since the July 3 overthrow of the Islamist government there, a military official said.
A rockets fired at Eilat in April. – Photo courtesy: Eilat Police
Both Israelis and Egyptians reported hearing several explosions in the southern city of Eilat on Thursday, the day after President Mohammed Morsi was toppled from power in Egypt.
Israel detected no signs of any cross-border shooting, but found the remains of a rocket on Tuesday, an official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Continue Reading »