Two Rockets Fired From Sinai Fall in Southern Israel

YERUSHALAYIM -
Israeli security personnel at the scene where rockets fell in the area of the Shalom Regional Council, Monday. (Bitachon Sadeh)

Two rockets fell in southern Israel Monday morning, the IDF confirmed. The rockets were fired from Sinai, apparently by radical Islamist terror groups affiliated with IS. B’chasdei Shamayim, no injuries or damages were reported. The rockets fell in an open area of the Shalom Regional Council, adjacent to Israel’s border with Sinai. The Red Alert early warning system was not sounded, as the rockets fell in an open area.

Last week, Iron Dome anti-rocket missiles intercepted four Katyusha rockets that were aimed at Eilat. The Red Alert early warning system sounded, sending bleary-eyed residents and tourists running for shelter at about 1:30 a.m. B’chasdei Shamayim, no injuries or damages were reported. Ansar al-Maqdas, a Sinai terror group identified with IS, took responsibility for the attack.

Overnight Sunday, security officials said they arrested 22 wanted security suspects in areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.