Terrorists fire 2 missiles at Israel from Sinai
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Feb 22, 2017,
Feb 22, 2017, 0:52
At least two rockets fired from the Sinai Peninsula struck an open field in southern Israel on Monday morning.
The projectiles landed on open ground in the Negev desert and no one was injured, an army spokeswoman said in Tel Aviv.
The website cited sources in the Israeli army as saying that the warning sirens did not go off in the area in which the rockets exploded.
The military says Israeli forces are searching the area following Monday's attack.
Israel has not retaliated against the rockets.
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The ISIS-affiliated Amaq news agency reported that that an Israel Air Force (IAF) drone fired at the terror cell as it was traveling in a vehicle. They were reportedly planning to launch missiles.
Illustrative. Islamic State's affiliate Sinai Province at weapons training, February 6, 2016.
Isis claimed responsibility for the Eilat attack.
The rockets hit the Eshkol region, which borders southern Gaza and the northeastern tip of the Sinai Peninsula. He noted, however, that unlike Hamas or Hezbollah, the terrorists in Sinai do not pose a significant threat to Israel's security.
Egypt is waging a military campaign against Islamist extremist militants in the Sinai, who have attacked Egyptian civilians and soldiers.