Rocket from Egypt Hits Southern Israel

A rocket fired from Egypt exploded in southern Israel's Gaza belt region Friday afternoon.

Residents of the area were forced into rocket shelters after sirens sounded at approximately 4:20 p.m. local time. No damage or injuries has been reported.

The IDF temporarily closed Route 12 as a "security precaution."

Unlike other recent rocket attacks, which have broken the relative calm since the truce signed between Israel and terrorist groups in Gaza, this attack did not come from the Gaza Strip but from within Egyptian territory.

Although there has been no official claim of responsibility, the likely culprit is ISIS's Egyptian branch, known as "Sinai Province."

The terror group has been escalating its attacks against the Egyptian authorities, assassinating Egypt's chief prosecutor and carrying out a massive assault which left some 100 people dead this week.

The group has also in the past vowed to attack Israel, though it has largely been focused on fighting the Egyptian army.

More information to follow.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/197664

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