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Iron Dome intercepts multiple rockets fired from Sinai over Eilat

February 8, 2017 23:18

No injuries or damage were reported.


Rafael Advanced Defense Systems’ C-Dome system, a sea-based version of the Iron Dome anti-rocket battery, fires from an Israeli Navy missile ship. (photo credit:screenshot)

Terrorists in Sinai fired a barrage of missiles at Eilat on Wednesday night.    
The IDF Southern Command said that four projectiles were fired from Egypt and three were intercepted by the Iron Dome.

No injuries or damage were reported.  At least four people were treated for shock in Eilat's Yoseftal hospital. 

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The rockets that were not intercepted struck in open areas around the city.

The Iron Dome has not shot down rockets headed for Eilat since 2014, when it did so during the most recent war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Operation Protective Edge.

Eilat Police reported that none of the rockets fell within city limits and requested residents to immediately report all suspicious events and/or objects found.

The incident comes just hours after a mortar reportedly fell in the Golan Heights near the border fence.

There was no known causalities or damage.

The IDF reported that the mortar was spillover from fighting within Syria, and that in response, the IDF attacked a target in the northern Syrian Golan and confirmed a hit.

Such spillover is not unusual, and the IDF has usually responded, even if it was expected to be accidental, with attacks against Syrian Army positions.

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