Rockets fired from Sinai located in southern Israel

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli police found the remains of three rockets fired on southern Israel from the Sinai Peninsula.

The third rocket was found on Saturday in an open area near the Eshkol Regional Council. The two others were found on Friday in the hours after they were launched.

An affiliate of the Islamic State, or ISIS, called Sinai Province, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that it fired the three long-range Grad missiles at “occupied Palestine.”

The launch caused the sounding of Code Red sirens throughout southern Israel, causing residents to run for shelter.

The attack comes days after members of the Islamic State in the Sinai mounted coordinated attacks on army checkpoints that left dozens of Egyptian soldiers dead.

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