Islamic State claims responsibility for Sinai rocket attack on Israel


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Islamic State claimed responsibility for two rockets fired from the Sinai Peninsula at southern Israeli communities.

The terrorist group’s official news agency, Amaq, said Monday that the long-range rockets fired the previous night were targeting Israel Air Force jets flying in the area, Ynet reported.

There were no injuries or damage in the first attack from Sinai on Israel since May 23, when President Donald Trump was visiting the area.

“The fighters confronted Israeli jets that flew above the state and targeted the Eshkol compound with two Grad rockets,” the statement said, according to Haaretz.

Eshkol refers to the Eshkol Regional Council located near the Gaza border.

The rockets triggered a Code Red alarm for Israeli communities near the border with Gaza.

The Islamic State also claimed responsibility on Sunday for attacks in northern Sinai that left six Egyptian soldiers dead.

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