Al Qaeda-linked Salafist group claims Eilat rocket attack
In case of a follow-up attack, the Eilat authorities ordered bomb shelters opened after five long-range Grad missiles were aimed from Sinai at the city Wednesday, April 17. An al Qaeda-linked Salafist group operating in Sinai and the Gaza Strip – the Shura Council of Jihad fighters of Jerusalem. One of the three that exploded in Eilat landed in a built-up residential area causing slight damage. It was not intercepted by Iron Dome. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has been updating Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu – who is in London for the Margaret Thatcher funeral – on the incident and discussing with him how Israel will respond.