Rocket in Eilat
Photo: Meir Ohayon

Blasts sound in Eilat; no hits detected

Several blasts sounded in the southern city at approximately 9:30 pm. Security forces yet to detect hits

Several blasts sounded in the southern city of Eilat. As of now, no hits were detected. Security forces are currently searching the city.


Unlike the previous incident in which blasts sounded in Eilat, no air raid siren was heard, nor were flashes seen in the area.


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IDF and police units arrived at the area. The Eilat police met with security officials, as well rescue forces to evaluate the circumstances.


עורכים סריקות באילת אחרי שנשמעו הפיצוצים (צילום: מאיר אוחיון)

In search of blasts (Photo: Meir Ohayon)


Following the blasts, the IDF turned to Egypt, looking into a possibility that any rockets that might have caused the blasts exploded in Egyptian territory.


(צילום: מאיר אוחיון)

IDF in Eilat (Photo: Meir Ohayon)


Shortly after 10 pm, security forces reported that residents need not stay in fortified spaces. The Home Front Command updated the city has resumed normalcy.


Residents reported to have sought shelter once the blasts were heard. "I heard three pretty major blasts. I went down to the underground shelter with my brother and mother; there was a lot of panic," Ron, a resident of Eilat told Ynet.


Carlos, who also rushed to a fortified space, said "we've gotten used to this. We get this twice, three times a year."


Amit Eshel and Yoav Zitun contributed to this report



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