Grad rocket hits Eilat; none injured (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Ahuva Mamos Latest Update: 04.05.12, 06:46)
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Security forces find remnants of mid-range rocket in one of resort
city´s residential area. No injuries or damage reported
Terrorists fired at least one rocket at Israel´s southern resort city
of Eilat Wednesday night. No injuries or damage were reported.
Reports of large explosions had security forces canvassing the city.
The remnants of a grad rocket were eventually found on a residential
The defense establishment believes the fire emanated from Sinai. The
police said that so far, no special security orders have been issued
for residents and tourists.
One resident, Guy, said he heard three blasts and sirens blaring.
Another resident reported hearing a loud blast shortly after
"The blast sounded like artillery fire because a second later we
heard a distant explosion." Rafi reported hearing three major
hits. "It didn´t sound like firecrackers or anything else, it´s a
(rocket) hit, we heard a shrieking sound."
Amit, an IDF vetern said: "It sounded like artillery fire. There was
a blast and clearly something out of the ordinary."
Over the past few years, several Katyusha rockets have been fire from
Sinai at Eilat. Several rockets were fired at the city two years ago.
In August 2010, five rockets exploded in Eilat and Aqaba. A Jordanian
taxi driver was killed and several were injured in Aqaba. There were
no injuries in Israel.
Last August, a deadly terror attack near Eilat claimed the lives of
seven people. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet 04/05/12)
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