- - Monday, February 20, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The Islamic State in Egypt seems to be gaining in strength and notoriety in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt as the group claimed responsibility for more rockets fired into southern Israel Monday. The rockets landed in the Eshkol region in the south of the Jewish state.

The rocket fire came after the Israeli Air Force fired a drone at a car carrying four members of the death cult, killing them all near Rafah, near Gaza. Earlier in February, the Islamic State fired rockets at the southern Israeli town of Eliat.

Hamas, the Palestinian terror organization that controls the Gaza Strip, has been harboring Islamic State leaders, sheltering them from Israeli and Egyptian security forces. With Islamic State being countered inside Iraq and Syria, the Egyptian offshoot could become more of a threat.

The Iron Dome missile system was not fired and the Red Alert not sounded as the rockets landed harmlessly in a field and did not threaten populated areas, reported JTA.


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