Egypt Independent

Breaking: Three rockets fired towards Eilat



Three rockets were fired towards the Israeli city Eilat on Monday night, according to Israel media.

Sirens were heard throughout the city shortly before 1:00 a.m. Local residents reported hearing explosions following the sirens.

The Iron Dome anti-missile system, which was just recently deployed near Eilat, reportedly intercepted two rockets before they could explode in a populated area, leaving only one to explode in a desserted place. There were no reports of physical injuries or damages.

According to Israel's channel 2, the IDF and the police are searching the area to determine whether any rockets exploded inside the city, but so far have not located any remains of rockets.

Last week, Israeli authorities shut down Eilat's airport for several hours over unspecified security concerns. An Egyptian source later said that the airport has been shut because Egypt sent a warning about an attack allegedly originating in the Sinai.

Israeli media claim that Jamaat Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis took credit for the attacks.