The Islamic State group said Thursday that it fired rockets at the Israeli resort of Eilat from the Sinai Peninsula in an Islamic attack on the Jewish state from Egyptian territory. I previously reported the Hamas/ISIS axis. This attack is opens a new front against the jihad against the tiny Jewish state. The rocket fire on the Israeli resort of Eilat was launched from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Like all land Israel turns over to Muslim countries in the quixotic pursuit of peace, the Sinai (and Gaza) became launching pads for jihad terror.
“Land for peace” is the 21st century adaption of “Arbeit macht frei.”
ISIS rocket attack on Israel is foiled when missiles fired from Egypt are shot down by Tel Aviv’s Iron Dome defence system
- Four rockets were fired into southern Israel in the attack on Wednesday
- Three missiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system
- The lone missile that was not intercepted fell into open ground short of the town
- Islamic State has claimed responsibility for rocket fire on the Israeli resort of Eilat, launched from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.
During the attack, four projectiles were fired into southern Israel, where three were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, according to the Israeli Defence Force’s Southern Command.
The Israeli army said Wednesday evening’s rocket fire did not cause any casualties or any damage to property.
A total of 11 people were treated for shock in Eilat’s Joseftal Hospital following the attack, including an Australian tourist, four holidaymakers and half a dozen local residents, the Jerusalem Post reports.
The lone missile that was not intercepted fell into open ground short of the town.
By Hannah Al-othman For Mailonline, 9 February 2017
Islamic State has claimed responsibility after four projectiles were fired into southern Israel
The incident came just hours after a mortar reportedly fell in the Golan Heights in the Levant, near the Syria border fence. The missile did not cause any known causalities or damage.
The IDF said that in response, it had struck a target in the northern Syrian Golan.
Three of the missiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, according to the Israeli Defence Force’s Southern Command
Islamic State has waged a deadly insurgency against Egyptian security forces in the Sinai, but attacks on Israel from Egyptian territory are rare.
In 2011, assailants who came from the Sinai killed eight Israelis in a triple ambush north of Eilat, after which pursuing Israeli forces killed seven attackers and five Egyptian police.
In 2013, four jihadists were killed by an Egyptian air strike as they were about to fire a rocket at Israel, according to the Egyptian military.
A total of 11 people were treated for shock in Eilat’s Joseftal Hospital following the attack, including an Australian tourist, four holidaymakers and half a dozen local residents
In 2014, two Israeli soldiers on patrol were wounded by unidentified men who fired an anti-tank weapon from the Sinai during an attempted drug-smuggling operation, according to the Israeli military.
And in 2015, rockets fired from Sinai hit southern Israel without causing any casualties, in an attack that IS claimed responsibility for.
The Iron Dome has not intercepted rockets bound for Eilat since 2014, when it stopped missiles during the fighting with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, code-named Operation Protective Edge by the IDF.
The system is designed to intercept and destroy short-range missiles fired from distances of 2.5 miles to 43 miles away, whose trajectory would take them to a populated area.