While the PM Netanyahu is in the UK attending the state funeral of Lady Margret Thatcher, jihadis fire at Israel’s most southern city.
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Israeli city of Eilat struck by two rockets
A jihadist group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the two rockets that hit the resort town of Eilat in southern Israel earlier in the day. Israeli officials said nobody was injured.
Militants in the Sinai peninsula fired at least two rockets at Israel’s southern resort town of Eilat early Wednesday, officials said, highlighting what Israel says is a dire security situation in neighboring Egypt. A jihadist group later claimed the attack.
Nobody was hurt in the attack, police said, although one rocket exploded near the courtyard of a house. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the remains of two Grad-style katyusha rockets had been found and bomb experts were looking for more.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was traveling to London Wednesday for the funeral of Britain’s late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, said he had spoken with his defense minister and discussed how to respond.
Egypt was the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel but relations are cool. The Sinai was until recently a popular destination for Israeli travelers.