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Grad Rocket Fired From Egypt Hits Israeli City of Eilat, Netanyahu Says Israel Will Not Hesitate to Strike Those Who Seek to Harm Its Citizens


By Gabe Kahn – “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to recent rocket fire on Eilat from Sinai saying Israel’s security establishment was ‘well aware of the fact that Sinai is turning into a rocket launching pad for terrorists.

‘We are building a fence. It can’t stop missiles but we will find a solution for that. We will strike those who aim to harm us,’ he said Thursday.

Overnight on Wednesday, terrorists fired three rockets at Israel’s southern resort city of Eilat.

One Grad rocket exploded in a construction site in a residential area in the city. No injuries or damage were reported.

Senior security officials decided to put the IDF on its highest state of alert over the Passover holiday – which begins Friday evening – as a result.

The move comes one week after IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz canceled the customary Passover leaves saying he did not believe an army should go on holiday.

The IDF has been on high alert across the Israel-Egypt border following several attempts to mount terror attacks in the sector.” Read more.

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Visits White House – “White House officials held talks with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood in Washington this week, as the Islamist group threw itself into the fray in Egypt’s presidential election. The meeting on Tuesday with low-level National Security Council staff was part of a series of US efforts to broaden engagement with new and emerging political parties following Egypt’s revolution last year, a US official said. The White House pointed out that Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain, and other US lawmakers and officials had also met with Brotherhood representatives in Egypt and elsewhere in recent months.” Read more.

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