(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Two
powerful explosions echoed through the Red Sea resort town of Eilat on Thursday
night, shortly before 10 p.m. A Color Red alert did not sound beforehand.
Several city residents dialed the police emergency hotline and reported the
Defense Forces and police dispatched personnel to locate the blast site and any
possible projectiles, but have not reported any findings.
came as fighting between the Egyptian army and armed groups intensified in
northern Sinai, near the city of el-Arish and Egypt’s border with Rafah, in the
“I was on my
way the Chicago Restaurant at the Hilton Hotel,” recounted one Eilat resident. “Just
as I was approaching the entrance to the restaurant I heard one big boom and
then another one. I was very scared, but I saw that it wasn’t fazing anyone
else so maybe it was just me, though it’s possible people didn’t hear [the
blast] because of the music.”