Two missiles were fired into Eshkol Regional Council and landed in open areas just before 11:00 P.M. The early warning system did not kick in, but no injuries were caused.
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The attack came less than a day after Eilat was hit by missiles; on Wednesday morning, slighly after 9:00 A.M., a city-wide alam was heard in the southern city, calling residents to take cover. Moments later, loud explosions rocked the city. Security forces combed the city searching for the landing sites, and about half an hour later they were both located. One projectile hit the backyard of a construction site, and another landed in a minefield located near the Jordan border. These missiles, too, did not cause injuries or damage.
Flights were delayed at the Eilat international airport.
IDF personnell stated said that the Iron Dome defense system located within the city limits detected the incoming missiles, yet failed to operate against them.
A Salafi organization active in the Sinai peninsula took responsibility for the shootings.