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Grad (archives) Photo: Eliad Levy
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Parts of another Grad found in Mitzpe Ramon area

Remnants of 122-millimeter rocket discovered just hours after another Grad was found in Ovda area, indicating Sinai terrorists expanding range of rocket fire against Israel

Yoav Zitun
Published: 06.16.12, 22:08 / Israel News

The remnants of a 122-millimeter Grad rocket were found near Mitzpe Ramon Saturday evening, this after residents reported hearing an explosion during the night. There were no reports of injury or damage.

 

Parts of another Grad rocket were found earlier in the day near the Ovda army base, located south of Mitzpe Ramon.

 

Sappers were dispatched to the landing site of the second rocket.

 

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Ynet's military analyst Ron Ben-Yishai noted that the first rocket was apparently fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, adding that the security establishment has ruled out the possibility that it was launched from Jordan.

 


אזור הנפילה. ייתכן גם כי הגראד שוגר מירדן (צילום: דותן הלברייך)

Grad found near Ovda base (Photo: Dotan Halbreich)

 

A senior Egyptian military official denied that the rocket was fired from Sinai, adding that Israel's claims were meant to destabilize Egypt and influence the elections currently being held there.

 

Over the past few years a number of rockets have been fired from Sinai towards Eilat, Israel's southernmost city, but the rockets that were discovered on Saturday hit areas that have yet to be targeted by terrorists in Sinai or Gaza.

 

The most recent attack on Eilat took place in April, when a rocket landed just a few meters from an apartment building.

 

 

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