Two Grad rockets were fired at the outskirts of Israel’s southern Red Sea resort of Eilat, reports the Times of Israel. AFP, citing a security source, reports of “at least one rocket fired”. Neither the police nor the army could confirm the rocket fire on the city, while residents had reported hearing several blasts earlier on Monday evening, a police statement said. Israeli Defense Forces troops were sent to the area to search for the source of the explosions. Eilat been targeted before, in August 2013 the resort came under attack when the Israeli army said its Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted and destroyed a rocket but did not say where it came from. The strike was claimed by a Gaza based Salafist group called the Mujahedeen Shura Council.
- Loud explosions heard in Eilat(timesofisrael.com)