Iron Dome Shoots Down Sinai Rocket

CAIRO (Reuters) -

Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system on Friday shot down a rocket fired in the direction of Eilat from terrorists in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.

A Sinai-based terrorist group inspired by al-Qaida, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, claimed responsibility for the attack.

“Jews, know that nothing will stop us fighting you,” Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis said in a statement published on the internet.

Eilat has several times come under rocket fire from Sinai, although a new fortified fence along the frontier and periodic Egyptian security crackdowns have kept the terrorists largely in check.