IDF confirmed that two rockets were fired on Israel from Sinai. Earlier today a terrorist attack in North Sinai claimed the lives of six Egyptian soldiers.
By MAARIV ONLINE, REUTERS, ANNA AHRONHEIM, HAGAY HACOHENUpdated: OCTOBER 16, 2017 00:06
IDF spokesperson confirmed that two rockets were fired on Israel from Sinai on Sunday evening. The rockets landed within the land of the Eshkol Regional Council in the north-western Negev. The rockets had been located.The Egyptian military stated that 24 militants and six soldiers had been killed on Sunday when over a hundred militants attacked security outposts outside Sheikh Zuweid. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. The militants used car bombs, rocket propelled grenades, and light weapons.Hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and policemen had been killed since 2013 in the struggle against militants affiliated with the Islamic State in the Sinai Peninsula. Israel has a 240 – Kilometer border with Sinai and rockets had been fired on Israel from Sinai in May, April and February by the same militants. The February attack was aimed at the city of Eilat, which was targeted by four rockets, three were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile system and the fourth landed in open territory.