Sirens heard five times in southern Israel throughout the night. IDF says two rockets were fired from Sinai.
At least two rockets were fired overnight Monday from the Sinai Peninsula towards the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel.
Residents of the region heard incoming rocket sirens five times during the course of the night. The first siren sounded shortly before 2:00 a.m. and the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that a launch had been identified.
The second siren was heard approximately an hour after that, and again the IDF said that a rocket had been fired from the Sinai. There were no reports of physical injuries or damages in either incident.
Sirens were then heard three more times in the region but the IDF said it could not identify any additional rockets that were fired.
Two months ago, two rockets were fired from the Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel. The rockets hit the Eshkol Regional Council, but exploded in open regions without causing physicals injuries or damages.
The Islamic State (ISIS) group later claimed responsibility for the firing of the rockets, saying the attack “targeted a Jewish community with two Grad missiles”.
While most of the rocket attacks targeting southern Israel originate from Gaza, Sinai-based jihadists have several times fired rockets toward the area as well.
Last December, ISIS claimed responsibility for firing two missiles from the Sinai Peninsula at an Israeli border crossing, which landed in Egyptian territory.