Missiles From Gaza, Sinai Hit Israel

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 |  Israel Today Staff

Terrorists operating out of the Sinai Peninsula fired two missiles at the southern Israel resort town of Eilat on Monday. The missiles hit not far from Eilat's crowded hotel district, but did not cause any damage or injuries.

An Egyptian Salafi group claimed credit for the attack.

Hours later, Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip fired three missiles into southern Israel. All three landed in open areas.

Children in southern Israel attending schools that have not yet been reinforced against missile fire were told to stay home for fear of an escalation in attacks from Gaza.

As Egypt's new military-backed regime continues to battle Salafi and other Islamist groups at home, it has reportedly been warning Hamas and allied terror groups in Gaza to stop attacking Israel.

An Islamic Jihad official was quoted by Voice of Israel Radio as saying that Cairo had told Hamas to curb rocket fire against Israel's southern Negev region. Last week, Egyptian army sources suggested that after they are done with the Muslim Brotherhood, they are coming for Hamas.

Apparently, the threats are working, because Israel Radio reported on Tuesday that Hamas has deployed hundreds of troops along the Gaza border to prevent smaller local terror groups from launching rockets at the Jewish state.

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