´PRC behind Eilat missile attacks´ (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Yoav Zitun Published: 04.19.12, 23:29)
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Defense establishment source says it is highly likely that Popular
Resistance Committees was behind missile fire at southern city of
Eilat two weeks ago
A defense establishment source said Thursday that it is highly likely
that the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) was behind the missile
fire at the southern city of Eilat two weeks ago.
Israeli officials believe that the terror cell that carried out the
attack infiltrated the Sinai Peninsula from Gaza and fired the
missiles as an act of revenge over the assassination of the secretary
general of the PRC Zuhair Qaisi at the beginning of last month.
The missile fire on Eilat did not result in any injuries or damage,
yet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made it clear after the attack
that those responsible would pay the price.
"We are building a fence. It can´t stop missiles but we will find a
solution for that. We will strike those who aim to harm us," he said.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak also commented on the attack and noted
that "The situation in Sinai requires a different kind of
deployment," adding "this was a serious incident. We´re studying it
and we will go after those who fired on Eilat and targeted Israeli
Al Qaisi´s assassination prompted a round of violence, during which
dozens of rockets were fired from Gaza. A calm ensued following a
ceasefire agreement. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet 04/19/12)
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