Defense minister: No need for Eilat residents to change routine after rocket fire

August 13, 2013 17:05

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon assured residents and tourists in Eilat on Tuesday that they do not need to prepare to change their daily routines following a rocket firing from Egypt's Sinai overnight Monday.

"Assuming there is a threat from Sinai, and whether or not a warning alarm is sounded, we operate under the assumption that terrorist activity in Sinai may radiate over to Eilat and other communities on the Sinai border.""For this reason we placed the Iron Dome battery [in Eilat] a month ago," Ya'alon said during a tour of the northern border with Lebanon. The defense minister added that IDF forces have been reinforced on the border with Egypt's Sinai to defend the security of Israel's citizens.

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