Sinai, 3 Muharram 1434/November 17 (MINA) – A report states that a rocket hit the Eshkol region in the northwest Negev, Israel fired from Sinai, Egypt. Israeli military official said the possibility of rockets were fired from Egypt on Friday.
On Wednesday, four rockets landed in an Israeli settlement located near the Egyptian border. Egyptian newspaper Al-Shorouk reported Friday that Egyptian mujahideen in Sinai has claimed their responsibility for the rocket launch, according to the Iranian Presstv.
“The rockets were launched from the northern Sinai,” the paper said. He added that the mujahideen group also released a video showing “the rockets were fired from 107 mm rocket launcher.”
Palestinian freedom fighters have fired about 650 missiles and rockets to Israeli cities to avenge the recent attacks in Gaza. The victims the Israeli barbaric attacks against the poorly-defended Palestinians in Gaza have now increased to 41since Wednesday.
Sinai is a triangular peninsula that is located in West Asia, but became part of Egypt in Africa. The land area of 60,000 km ² (23.000 sq mi) is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Red Sea to the south, the Suez Canal to the west, and the border with Israel in the northeast.
Sinai Peninsula consists almost entirely of desert, but there are people in Sabah coast in Taba (near the city of Eilat, Israel) where there is a hotel and casino. Further south again, there Nuweiba, Dahab and Sharm el-Sheikh. On the north coast, there are people near the Gaza Strip, that is called El-Arish.
Sinai Peninsula consists almost entirely of desert, but there are people in Sabah coast in Taba (near the city of Eilat, Israel) where there is a hotel and casino. Further south again, there Nuweiba, Dahab and Sharm el-Sheikh. On the north coast, there are people in the area near the Gaza Strip, that is called El-Arish.
Israel is checking the rockets
Rockets that exploded in Negev region may have been launched from Egyptian side of border; Sinai-based Mujahideen Shura Council says five rockets that ‘hit targets.’
The Israeli Occupation Force (IOF) is looking into the possibility that rockets which exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council Friday evening were fired from Egypt‘s Sinai Peninsula, army official said.
If the suspicions prove true, the attack would mark the second time in two days that rockets were fired toward Israel from Sinai. On Wednesday, shortly before the Israeli Occupation Force air strikes murdered Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari in Gaza and launched Operation Pillar of Defense, four rockets exploded in an Israeli community located near the Egyptian border. Israel suspects that they were fired from Sinai. There were no reports of injury or damage in the attack. The Color Red siren, which alerts residents of incoming projectiles, was not sounded.
Egyptian newspaper Al-Shorouk reported Friday that the Mujahideen Shura Council (MSC) in the Environs of Jerusalem, claimed responsibility for the launching of five rockets. These were apparently the rockets that were fired at Israel on Wednesday.
The report said the rockets were launched from the northern part of Sinai, adding that a video clip shows that the rockets were fired from 107-millimeter rocket launchers, similar to the ones being used by Palestinian resistant groups in Gaza. Al-Shorouk further reported that the rockets “hit their targets.”
The past three years have seen a number of rocket attacks emanating from Sinai, but most of those attacks have targeted Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city. The Sinai Peninsula has become a hotbed of mujahideen activity since the ouster of Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak. Mujahideen groups in the region have carried out several attacks against Israeli targets. (R-009/R-006).