Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense system shot down 3 of 4 rockets fired at Eilat from the Sinai Peninsula last night. The other rocket landed in an uninhabited area.
The Red Sea resort town of Eilat is located in the very southern tip of Israel, bordering Jordan to the east and the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula to the west. The rockets are believed to have been fired by ISIS-affiliated terrorists. Egypt has been battling militant groups in the peninsula linked to ISIS for quite some time. As of 1979, Egypt has had a peace treaty with Israel and maintains security cooperation.
Meanwhile, the IDF has also reported mortar “spillover” from Syria on the Golan Heights, and has responded by taking out a target in the northern Syria Golan confirmed to be a Syrian Army position.
As things heat up again on Israel’s borders, let’s be diligent to pray.