The al-Qaeda Sinai-based group Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Via Yahoo! News:

Militants in the Sinai Peninsula fired a rocket at the Israeli resort city of Eilat today during the height of tourist season, in retaliation for an airstrike that killed four of their own last week.

A spate of militant activity out of the Sinai in recent weeks is prompting greater security cooperation between Israel and the Egyptian military, both of which are eager to contain the heightened threat.

Israel’s missile defense system, Iron Dome, intercepted the rocket, blowing it up midair. There were no casualties or injuries. […]

A Sinai-based Islamist militant group, Magles Shoura Al Mujahadeen, claimed responsibility for today’s attack, Reuters reports. It is not the same group that was targeted in last week’s strike.

“In a swift response to the latest crime of the Jews that killed 4 Mujahideen in the land of Sinai through a strike by a pilotless plane, the lions of Maglis Shoura al-Mujahideen … were able to strike the occupied city of Om al-Rashash “Eilat” with a rocket,” it said in a statement published online.

“We assure that neither Eilat nor any other Israeli cities will be blessed with security, tourism or economy,” it added.

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