TEL AVIV (Sputnik) — Southern Israel’s Eshkol region was targeted by two rockets fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) said Sunday.
"A short while ago, two rockets were fired from the Sinai area at the Eshkol Regional Council, SE of Gaza," the press service of the IDF said on its Twitter account.
Following this evening's rocket launch at the Eshkol Regional Council, one of the rockets was found in an open area SE of Gaza City. pic.twitter.com/xl1ZkyyH7L— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) October 15, 2017
There is still no information about casualties or inflicted damage caused by the attack.
This is not the first time, when the Israeli territory is hit from the Sinai Peninsula, for example the similar incidents took place in April and May.
The missiles were launched hours after the Egyptian military reported that attacks on security checkpoints in North Sinai near the town of Sheikh Zweid killed six servicemen. Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Inspite of the tensions in bilateral relations and Israeli criticism that Egyptian military cannot control the situation on the peninsula, Israel and Egypt are actively cooperating in fighting terrorism. In 1979 Israel and Egypt signed Camp David Accords which imposed restrictions on the presence of Egyptian military forces on Sinai. However, because of the unrest in the insurgency area, which borders with Israel and Gaza strip, in 2015 Israel announced that it allows Egypt to ignore the provisions of the Accords pertaining to the military presence and operate voluntarily in order to ensure security in the region.