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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 04:41 AM
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At least two rockets have hit the southern Israeli city of Eilat. Police said the rockets landed in open areas, without causing damage or injury. The Israeli military said they were fired from Sinai in Egypt. Warning sirens went off just before the rockets hit. The city's airport has been closed and security tightened. Eilat, a popular tourist destination on the Red Sea, has previously been hit by rockets fired by militants in neighbouring Egypt and Jordan. It is not yet known who was behind Wednesday's attack. The Egyptian military said it was investigating. Earlier this month, an Iron Dome anti-rocket battery - designed to intercept short-range missiles - was positioned near the city. About 50,000 people live in Eilat, and tens of thousands of holidaymakers visit there every year. There were several rocket attacks on the city last year, though without causing any injuries. Most of the rockets were fired from Sinai, which has become increasingly lawless since the revolution which toppled former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Islamic militant groups have grown in strength there and have used it as a base from which to target Israel across the lengthy shared border.


Egypt, Jordan, and recently even during Holocaust Remembrance Day Rockets were fired from Gaza.
At least you''all know who started this.
The Arabic spring is starting to close in on Israel, who would expect this from the religion of love and peace?


www.bbc.co.uk...


Huffington
edit on 17-4-2013 by Foppezao because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 05:58 AM
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Originally posted by Foppezao
At least you''all know who started this.


Yes I do know.
I've read my history of 1947 up to May 14, 1948.


Or were you thinking of a later "start" date?



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 06:04 AM
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"Hours after the attack, a small militant Salafi group, the Mujahedeen Shura Council, said it had fired two Grad rockets at "occupied Eilat", in a statement carried on jihadist websites."

>>>Now we all know it was not the Egyptian Military nor people from Gaza, but a Militant Group called Salafi.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 06:19 AM
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Originally posted by UnknownEntity
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"Hours after the attack, a small militant Salafi group, the Mujahedeen Shura Council, said it had fired two Grad rockets at "occupied Eilat", in a statement carried on jihadist websites."

>>>Now we all know it was not the Egyptian Military nor people from Gaza, but a Militant Group called Salafi.






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