Eilat residents reported blasts, Thursday
Photo: Meir Ohayon

IDF finds remains of rocket fired from Egypt

Rocket was spotted 15 kilometers north of Eilat by civilian. Estimates indicate rocket was launched from Sinai

IDF forces detected the remains of a rocket in an open area north of Eilat Tuesday night. According to a preliminary probe, the rocket was most likely fired from Sinai last Thursday.


The rocket remnants were found 15 kilometers north of Eilat, following a civilian's report.


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Eilat residents reported several blasts sounded in the southern city last Thursday. Unlike the previous incident in which blasts sounded in Eilat, no air raid siren was heard, nor were flashes seen in the area.

שרידי הרקטה שנמצאו (צילום: דובר צה"ל)

Rocket remnants found near Eilat (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)


The Jamaat Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis group, which operates in the Sinai Peninsula, took responsibility on Friday evening for the alleged launch of two Grad missiles toward Eilat on Thursday. In an internet statement, the group boasted the bangs "frightened Allah's Jewish enemies" and made them run for shelter.


Against the backdrop of Egypt's revolution and the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, which raised concerns for the already volatile Sinai Peninsula, the group said: "The situation in Egypt, which the Jews' long hand has a part in, will under no circumstances stop the wheels of jihad. With Allah's help, this situation will increase the determination to act for this religion and enforce Allah's Sharia."



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