JERUSALEM: A rocket fired from Egypt’s Sinai crashed into Israel on Monday, in an attack claimed by the militant Islamic State group, as authorities closed a border crossing over security threats, officials said.
The incident, which did not cause injuries or major damage, came only hours before the start of the week-long Jewish Passover holiday at sundown.
“A projectile was launched from the Sinai peninsula and hit in the Eshkol regional council,” an Israeli army statement said, referring to an area in the south of the country.
“No injuries have been reported.” IS claimed responsibility for the attack shortly after.
“Islamic State fighters shelled the Eshkol Jewish settlements in southern Palestine with a Grad missile,” the group’s self-styled Amaq news agency said in a statement.
Earlier in the day, Israel had taken the rare step of closing a major border crossing into Egypt, citing increased security threats.. Tags: #Islamophobia #Israel #
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