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        1/21/2014, Shevat 20, 5774

      Salafists Claim Rocket Fire on Eilat

      The extremist Salafist Muslim group Al-Ansar Beit Al-Makdis, which operates in the Sinai Peninsula, said, Tuesday, that it was behind Monday evening's rocket fire on the southern Israeli city of Eilat. The organization, believed to be the most prominent group operating against the Egyptian army in recent months, has made similar claims about rocket fire on Eilat in the past.

      In an announcement, posted on social media in Gaza, Al-Ansar Beit Al-Makdis said, "Our war with the enemy in Egypt has not dissuaded us from the war against the first enemy of the nation. With the help of Allah, the Jews will see us only what is bad for them."

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