Islamic State Claims Eilat Rocket Attack, Threatens More
The Fellowship | February 9, 2017
A terror group associated with the Islamic State posted online Thursday saying they are responsible for the rocket attack over Eilat. Writers at the Times of Israel tell us more.
The Islamic State Sinai Province said in a statement posted online, “A military squad fired a number of Grad rockets at communities of Jewish usurpers in the town of Eilat.”
The statement said the group attacked Israel “in order to teach the Jews and the crusaders a proxy war will not avail them of anything.”
The group has been waging a bloody battle against Egyptian forces in recent years. Egypt and Israel are known to have some level of security coordination in the Sinai.