Parts of another Grad found in Mitzpe Ramon area (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Yoav Zitun Published: 06.16.12, 22:08)
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Remnants of 122-millimeter rocket discovered just hours after another
Grad was found in Ovda area, indicating Sinai terrorists expanding
range of rocket fire against Israel
The remnants of a 122-millimeter Grad rocket were found near Mitzpe
Ramon Saturday evening, this after residents reported hearing an
explosion during the night. There were no reports of injury or damage.
Parts of another Grad rocket were found earlier in the day near the
Ovda army base, located south of Mitzpe Ramon.
Sappers were dispatched to the landing site of the second rocket.
Ynet´s military analyst Ron Ben-Yishai noted that the first rocket
was apparently fired from Egypt´s Sinai Peninsula, adding that the
security establishment has ruled out the possibility that it was
launched from Jordan.
A senior Egyptian military official denied that the rocket was fired
from Sinai, adding that Israel´s claims were meant to destabilize
Egypt and influence the elections currently being held there.
Over the past few years a number of rockets have been fired from
Sinai towards Eilat, Israel´s southernmost city, but the rockets that
were discovered on Saturday hit areas that have yet to be targeted by
terrorists in Sinai or Gaza.
The most recent attack on Eilat took place in April, when a rocket
landed just a few meters from an apartment building. (Copyright 2012
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