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Egypt denies rocket firing at Israel from Sinai

December 6, 2017 at 5:45 am

A rocket which was apparently launched in Sinai, Egypt, lands in Negev, Israel on 23 May 2017. [Image: Quds Press]

Egypt has denied recent reports on firing missiles from the country’s northern Sinai Peninsula into Israel, reported, quoting

An Egyptian senior security source told Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) that the Egyptian border guards have not monitored any movements or any missiles launched from Sinai towards Israel, stressing that “the Egyptian-Israeli border is completely controlled.”

The source pointed out that Egyptian army have been carrying out intensive security campaigns in Sinai, especially in the southern and the central areas, to detect any “terrorist elements,” adding that a number of Apache helicopters conduct reconnaissance campaigns over the city on a daily basis.

On Monday, the Israeli army said that at least two rockets had been fired into Israel from Sinai, after five rocket alert sirens sounded overnight in southern Israel. No injuries, death cases or damages were reported by the military.

This is not the first time for Israel to be hit by missiles from Egypt. Last October, Daesh claimed responsibility for the two rockets fired from Sinai into the south of Israel.

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After completing a preliminary investigation, the Israeli forces announced yesterday that the rocket sirens sounded overnight at the after in Israeli-Gaza border were false alarm and that no missiles were fired at the Israeli territory.

“The sirens were a false alarm, and no rockets were launched at Israeli territory,” a military spokesperson said.