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Security source: Rocket hits outskirts of Israel's Eilat resort
Published Monday 20/01/2014 (updated) 22/01/2014 10:10
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Tourists enjoy the beach in the Red Sea Israeli resort city of Eilat
on Aug. 19, 2011 (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
JERUSALEM (AFP) -- At least one rocket struck the outskirts of Israel's southern Red Sea resort of Eilat on Monday, a security source said.

"At least one rocket was fired at Eilat and they found the remains on the outskirts of the city," the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity, adding the searches were continuing.

Neither the police nor the army could confirm rocket fire on the city, although residents had reported hearing several explosions earlier in the evening, a police statement said.

The last time the resort city came under attack was in August 2013 when the Israeli army said its Iron Dome anti-missile system had intercepted and destroyed a rocket but did not say where it came from.

That attack was claimed by a Gaza-based militant group called the Mujahedeen Shura Council, which has previously said its operatives in Sinai had staged several rocket attacks on Eilat.

Since the ouster of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in February 2011, Israel's border with Sinai has seen multiple security incidents, with militants using the lawless peninsula to stage attacks.

The most serious incident was in August 2011, when gunmen infiltrated southern Israel and staged a series of ambushes that killed eight Israelis.
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1 ) Tibi / Tubas
20/01/2014 23:45
As A Result of the "Rocket hitting outskirts of Israel's Eilat resort", An Increased Gaza Crack-Down Is Needed From The Egypt Side !!

2 ) Monica Minge / UK
21/01/2014 00:12
Do these Arabs never learn. Firing Grad missiles into Israeli cities mean when Israel retaliates, that the Arabs are living in rubble for years to come, desperate for even a blanket. Incidentally the United Nations requires seven million blankets for the Arab refugees displaced due to the civil war in Syria, please send as many as you can spare. Thank you

3 ) shirley / australia
21/01/2014 03:19
the zionist riveria while pals cant get enough water to drink what apathetic situation and given astate that gives pals soverignty over its recouces staed countless times by UN abass agrees to kerry to go back to oslo pont of refrences basically agreeing with the US that the state of palestine does not exsistthe US kerry can not support 2 states and demnad talks on recources as claim to peace nor pals joining UN bodies and other issues pa were given chance to change points referencewhen unga vot

4 ) @Shirley / U.S.A
21/01/2014 06:14
What does any of the drivel you just posted have to do with this article ?

5 ) Maureen / Australia
21/01/2014 06:22
Zionist Red Sea Resort sure does sound like the old White South Africa!

6 ) Tania Titz / Austria
21/01/2014 10:34
@3 ''the zionist riveria while pals cant get enough water to drink what apathetic situation''. Eilat, you may not realise or understand, uses salt water which is desalinated to produce fresh water suitable for human consumption or irrigation. It is a process called desalination. The process is fueled by solar power. These Juice are just too clever for you Aussie settlers.

7 ) Chimo / USA
22/01/2014 02:32
Once again, shirley from Australia is blithering about how good the jews have it, well guess what? The Jews built the city of Eilat, yes the jews did, and not on the backs of Palestinians. Palestinians want to steal away that which Israel has made through blood, sweat and tears. Maureen and Shirley are two brainwashed peas in a pod, and have shown that neither of them knows any history about the Middle East. Israel should never give up any land upon which they control.
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