Skip to comments.Rocket fired from Egypt hits Israeli city of Eilat [Bibi:Sinai now a terror zone]
Posted on 04/05/2012 5:29:00 AM PDT by DCBryan1
A Grad rocket has landed in the southern Israeli city of Eilat, but has caused no damage or injuries, Israeli security officials said.
District police chief Ron Gertner told Israeli radio the rocket had been fired from Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
He said it struck a construction site close to a residential area shortly after midnight (21:00 GMT).
The blast took place as thousands congregated in the resort town for the Jewish holiday of Passover.
Rocket attacks from Egyptian soil are uncommon. Attacks on Eilat and the nearby Jordanian town of Aqaba in 2010 killed one person and injured another four.
Eilat Mayor Meir Yitzhak-Halevy told the Jerusalem Post that the city would function as normal despite the attack.
A wave of unrest has hit the restive Sinai peninsula recently.
Israel says militants have become active in the region since former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in February 2011.
In August 2011, an armed group crossed the border into Israel from the Sinai peninsula and killed eight Israelis.
Israel blamed Palestinian militants but five Egyptian policemen were killed as Israeli forces pursued the gunmen, sparking a diplomatic row between the two countries.
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Prayers for Israel.
“Rocket attacks from Egyptian soil are uncommon”
Not for long,
Bambi is rolling out the red carpet for the new Terrorist Leaders of Egypt this week.
Quite a coinkydink
It must have been a THRILL for the Moslem Brotherhood
to launch from 1600 Penn. Ave.
with their undocumented Moslem partner in charge.
How suprising, just days after the Muslim Brotherhood was in the White House too ...
Imagine ATF giving Mexican cartel's MLRS systems and rockets raining down on El Paso or San Diego from Mexico!
US equivalent of BM-21 Rocket system, the M270 MLRS system.
The Negev is sparsely populated with Jews with an unsustainable high cost of defense and so will be abandoned like Gaza, Judea and Samaria in order to make a ‘contiguous’ Palestinian state. Or at least that’s the plan...
Oh, to be a fly on the wall! The MB must of gotten the green light.
it’s predictable. Another Holy Day for the people of Israel, another bombing. Prayers for Israel.
Obama has doen more damage to US standing around the world and to our allies than any enemy since Hitler and Tojo. Not even the Soviets hurt us and our allies so much.
It’s working out perfectly for Barry the Mohammedan and his muslime brotherhood butt-buddies.
We still have a Battalion size element of US soldiers in the Sinai.
I was there in 2006 with the Multinational Force, and Observers.
There is a small outpost of US soldiers right next to Eilat on the Egyptian side of the border.
was it yesterday or the day before Obama hosted al quaida 2.0 the muslim brotherhood in OUR WHITE HOUSE?!?!?!?
Obama Welcomes Brotherhood Run For Egyptian Presidency
Aiding and abetting the enemy?IMPEACHMENT FOR OBAMA HELLO HELLO, class class, anyone? Oh no wait... if we called for the impeachment of a sitting US POTUS for promoting,funding,aiding and abetting terrorists that leads to WW3 we are all racists my bad wtf was I thinking?!?!?!?!?
It would be interesting to know if there are Egyptian or Libyan markings on it. Libya had a couple hundred of these.
ping for later