vrijdag 31 januari 2014

Iron Dome shoots down one of two rockets fired at Eilat

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The Iron Dome missile defense system shot down at least one of two Grad rockets fired at Eilat from the Sinai Peninsula on Friday evening.

Warning sirens were heard throughout parts of the Red Sea resort city, and then residents reported hearing two explosions. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

An Iron Dome battery had been placed near Eilat in July, and was on alert after two rockets were fired at the city last Monday. An al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group that operates in the Sinai and Gaza, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, claimed responsibility for that attack.

In a statement, the group said, “Our war with the enemy in Egypt will not distract us from the war with the nation’s first enemy, Israel. With Allah’s help, from us the Jews will see only injury.”

On Thursday, a Kassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in the Sdot Negev regional council, after sirens were heard in several southern towns. There were no reports of injuries.

The IAF retaliated with airstrikes in the Strip.

Source: timesofisrael

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Iron Dome battery deployed near Eilat