ISIS, the terror organization that attacked the Egyptian army in the past two days, ISIS claimed responsibility for the rocket fire to the round Gaza region today (Friday). The organizations’ announcement says that the firing was done due to repeated crimes of Israel.
ISIS, whose affiliated organization claimed responsibility for firing at the round Gaza region today, claims Israel is assisting the infidels, meaning, the Egyptian army, in the attack on Sheikh Zuweid. Earlier, the organization released pictures from the attack on army installations in which it killed dozens of Egyptians and downed 2 Apache helicopters.
Earlier today a warning siren was heard in some of the round Gaza communities at around 16:20. IDF claims only one rocket fell in Israeli territory. However, residents said they saw and heard at least three falls, and protested the inaccurate information that came from the army. Some said they did not feel protected. The army reported that a single rocket was launched from the Sinai desert.
Heavy fighting is taking place in the past two days in the Sinai Peninsula, and there is fear that the fighting will spread into Israel. Shalom Region residents were asked to remain in shelters for several minutes.
Gadi Yarkoni, head of the Eshkol Local Council, told Channel 2: “In recent days we are following closely the events in Egypt. We expected the events will spread into our area, and today it happened.” Yarkoni added that he is in constant contact with the army and at the moment there were no special instructions for the residents. I trust the army and I am certain that it will take all necessary measures to protect the Southern communities, and I expect the political system to act with determination at all levels, so that we have a quiet summer in Israel.”
Map of ISIS advance in the Sinai Peninsula
MK Haim Jelin (Yesh Atid), a resident of Gaza said that “resident in the South don’t care were the rockets are fired from. The Prime Minister is simply doing nothing. The PM has no political or military horizon, and he is being dragged once and again, no wonder that rockets keep exploding on the round Gaza area.” Jelin added “I call upon Netanyahu to fight terrorism like he fights for the gas, to start leading moves towards a political horizon.”
The IDF spokesman has announced this morning that highway 12 in the southern Negev will be closed for traffic starting this morning (Friday) due to "security considerations." "The decision to temporarily close the highway was made in accordance with recent security assessments," said the IDF spokesman, "and in order to ensure the safety of Israeli citizens." The army stressed that it is prepared to protect the citizens of Israel and do all it can to maintain routine life and prevent haring the fabric of life of local residents.
Israel was quick to point an accusing finger at Hamas of being involved in the ISIS terror attacks, but a Hamas source claimed otherwise: “ISIS is also our enemy. We have a common enemy with Egypt.”