Hours before Passover: Rocket from Sinai lands in Eshkol Regional Council, man treated for shock

Residents of the Eshkol Regional Council heard a red alert rocket siren this morning after a rocket was fired from the Sinai Peninsula toward southern Israel. The rocket exploded in a field. A 50-year-old man was treated by Magen David Adom paramedics for shock.
The rocket Photo Credit: Field Security/Channel 2 News

A red alert rocket siren was sounded in several towns in the Eshkol Regional Council after a rocket was fired toward southern Israel from the Sinai Peninsula. The rocket exploded in a field in the regional council. A 50-year-old man was treated for shock by Magen David Adom paramedics. No damage or additional injuries were reported.

At around 11:35 AM, the rocket siren was activated. Residents of the area stated that they heard loud booms at around the same time that the siren went off. “Terrorist groups are trying to ruin the holiday for us,” IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot said shortly after the rocket exploded. “This is a reminder to everyone of our commitment to provide security to Israel.”

Earlier today, JOL News reported that Israeli Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz has decided to close the Taba Border Crossing for Israeli citizens as of immediately until the end of Passover. The decision was reached following increasing threats as well as yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Egypt. The Egyptian government has been updated regarding the decision.

About a month ago, a red alert rocket siren was sounded in the towns close to the Israeli border with Gaza. However, it turned out that the siren was a false alarm. A week before the false alarm, IDF soldiers neutralized two explosive devices that were planted near the security fence in order to harm IDF patrols.

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