No rockets fired at Eilat despite media reports

IDF examining the possibility that the Iron Dome anti-rocket battery was activated despite the lack of rocket attacks.

April 1, 2014 08:33
Iron Dome rocket defense battery [file]

Iron Dome battery 370. (photo credit: Ben Hartman)


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There was no rocket fire at Eilat on Tuesday morning, an army source said. This, despite earlier reports on Tuesday claiming rockets were fired.

"I can say that there were no rockets that were fired at Israel," the source said.

The IDF is now examining the possibility that the Iron Dome anti-rocket battery stationed at the Red Sea city was activated despite the lack of rocket attacks, leading to interceptor missiles being fired.

There have been a number of rocket attacks on the city in recent months.

In January, the Sinai-based jihadist organization Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed credit for a rocket attack on Eilat which Iron Dome intercepted. 

The Iron Dome missile defense battery was stationed near Eilat in July 2013 amid increased unrest and instability in Egypt, particularly in the Sinai region.

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