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
The lone missile that was not intercepted fell into open ground
short of the town. 'Thanks to God alone, a military platoon
fired several Grad rockets yesterday' towards Eilat, the
jihadists' Egyptian affiliate said in a statement circulated on
social media. 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.