Israel’s Iron Dome intercepts 3 missiles fired from Egypt

Israel intercepted three missiles fired from across the Egyptian border, towards the coastal city of Eilat, shortly after launching a response to mortar landing in the Golan Heights from across the Syrian border. 

An IDF spokesperson confirmed that at least four missiles were fired in the direction of Israel’s southernmost city Eilat, from the direction of the Egyptian border. Three of the missiles were successfully intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, while the fourth landed in an open area.

The IDF responded earlier to a mortar shell that landed in the Golan Heights on Wednesday night, which was shot from across Israel’s border with Syria.

There were no casualties or damages that were reported.

The IDF said that it launched an attack on a target on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights region, holding the regime in Damascus responsible for such action.

“The IDF will not tolerate any attack on Israel’s sovereignty or the security of its citizens, and sees the Syrian regime is responsible for what happens in its territory,” an IDF spokesperson said.

By: Jonathan Benedek, World Israel News