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Two Rockets Fired Towards Eilat

Two people wounded from shrapnel after rocket hits car in resort city. 11 suffered shock.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 7/15/2014, 1:48 AM / Last Update: 7/15/2014, 2:07 AM

Sirens were heard in the resort city of Eilat on Monday night, shortly after 1:30 a.m.

Two rockets were fired towards the city, one of them hitting a parked car near one of the city’s hotels. A second rocket exploded in an open region.

Two people were lightly wounded from shrapnel and were taken to the Yoseftal Hospital for treatment. 11 others were treated for shock.

Firefighters were on the scene to put out a fire to the car that was hit.

Eilat has come under rocket fire several times over the past few months, but Monday night’s attack marks the first time since Operation Protective Edge began that rockets were fired towards the tourist city.

In January, terrorists fired a rocket at the city. The rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system.

The Sinai-based Salafist group, Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks on the city.



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