Eilat terror

More jihadi strikes on Eilat feared

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 23, 2014

Two Grad rockets fired towards Eilat on Monday evening failed to cause any casualties or damage but raised concerns about future attempts by terror groups in Sinai to launch attacks on the city. The rockets fell in open spaces near its southern neighbourhoods.


Trouble in paradise: fears for Eilat after terror alerts

By Anshel Pfeffer and Gur Salomon, August 15, 2013

Fears have been raised that Eilat’s status as a tourist destination could be in jeopardy if the terror attacks that took place this week continue.

Rocket fire from jihadists over the border in Egypt and the temporary closure of the city’s airport after a warning about a possible missile attack on an airline, left tourists and residents shaken.


Rocket attack on Eilat intercepted

By Zoe Winograd, August 13, 2013

The Iron Dome intercepted a rocket attack aimed at Eilat on Monday night.

Sirens woke the city at midnight, just before the missile defence system destroyed two rockets in mid-air. There were no major injuries or damage.

An Islamist faction in the Sinai Peninsula called Magles Shoura al-Mujahideen claimed responsibility.


Terror group fires rockets at Eilat

By Sandy Rashty, August 16, 2012

An Islamic terrorist group has claimed responsibility for firing rockets into Eilat on Wednesday evening.

Police resumed searching for remains of a Grad missile rocket at 6:30am this Thursday morning, after the Salafi Front claimed it had caused the two explosions in the resort.


Explosions in Eilat

By Sandy Rashty, August 15, 2012

Two explosions were heard in Eilat this evening, local authorities have confirmed.

The IDF are investigating a suspected Grad rocket attack following residents' reports of loud explosions.

One local citizen, who gave her name only as Rotem, said: “We heard two loud explosions. Last time this happened the entire house shook.”


Israel under fire from Gaza and Sinai

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 21, 2012

The political unrest in Egypt, security chaos in the Sinai peninsular and the spike in terror attacks on Israel’s southern border are all directly connected, say senior security officials.


Eilat on alert after rocket from Sinai lands overnight

By Jennifer Lipman, April 5, 2012

A rocket has landed in the Israeli holiday resort town of Eilat as tourists descend on it to celebrate Pesach.

No injuries were reported after the shell, fired from the direction of Egypt, exploded in the early hours of Thursday morning. The Grad rocket landed on a building site about 300 metres from a residential building.


Eilat: incursions set to continue

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 25, 2011

The escalation in Israel's south ended almost as abruptly as it began, with no clear winners. Israel lost seven civilians and two soldiers in the terror attack on the border near Eilat. In retaliation, it killed 12 members of terrorist groups in Gaza, including those who allegedly planned the attack.

Three Palestinian civilians were also killed.


Israeli baby injured as rocket fire from Gaza continues

By Jennifer Lipman, August 25, 2011

A nine-month-old baby was injured yesterday as the latest round of rocket fire from Gaza caused damage to southern Israel.

Seventeen rockets were fired across the border by terrorist groups on Wednesday night, wrecking property. A rocket aimed directly at the densely populated city of Beersheva was intercepted by the Iron Dome system.


Arab League to Abbas: UN bid in September is 'dangerous'

By Jennifer Lipman, August 23, 2011

The general secretary of the Arab League has urged the Palestinian president to reconsider bidding for unilateral statehood at the United Nations next month.

Nabil El Araby made the comment in light of the heightened tension between Israel and Gaza, which was sparked when terrorists struck three separate locations in southern Israel last week, killing eight people.