Grad rockets likely fired from Sinai hit southern Israel


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two long-range Grad missiles that landed in southern Israel likely were fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

The two rockets landed in open areas near Mitzpe Ramon and Ovda, near Eilat, late on Friday night, and their remains were discovered on Saturday. No one was injured in the attacks.

Unnamed security sources told the Israeli media that the launches likely occurred in the Sinai to coincide with the opening of polls in the presidential runoff election in Egypt.

In April, three long-range Grad rockets were fired at Eilat from the Sinai.

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