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IDF bracing for increased rocket fire from Sinai

The IDF is concerned that rocket fire will increase from the Sinai Peninsula and into Israel over the coming days as Egyptian presidential elections come to a close.
A senior defense official said Sunday that Israel had not yet confirmed the identity of the terror cell which launched two rockets into southern Israel on Friday night - one near Uvda and the other near Mitzpe Ramon.
The rockets were both identified as 122 mm Katyushas which have a range of 50 km with a 30 kilogram explosive warhead. The IDF had originally looked into the possibility that the rockets were fired from Jordan but by Sunday morning had ruled out that possibility.
"This is a sensitive time for Egypt and we are prepared for the possibility that there will be a further escalation from the Sinai," a senior defense official said on Sunday.
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