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Rockets Launched at Israel from Sinai, Too

Five rockets were fired by an Al Qaeda linked group at an Israeli community, probably on Wednesday.
By Dalit Halevy
First Publish: 7/12/2014, 11:07 PM

Advanced Hamas underground missile launchers
Advanced Hamas underground missile launchers
Israel news photo: Hamas video screenshot

The Ansar Bayt Al-Makdis terror organization, which identifies ideologically with Al Qaeda, published a video Friday allegedly documenting the launching of five 107 mm rockets at Israel.

The launch took place in the Sinai peninsula, south of the Egyptian city of Rafah. The rockets were apprently fired on Wednesday, and were aimed at an Israeli community in the Negev desert.

A complex terror infrastructure operates in Sinai. It is linked with the Palestinian terror organizations in Gaza, including Hamas and Al Qaeda's ideological offshoots.

The infrastructure is largely based on the local Bedouin community, as well as “mujahedeen” volunteers from neighboring Arab states. Some of these participated in terror attacks on Israel and on the Egyptian security forces in Sinai.