The rockets seem to have been fired from the Sinai Peninsula, showing again the effectiveness of the Camp David accords: if there are jihad groups operating in the Sinai, the Egyptian government should move against them. “Four injured in Jordan as 5 rockets land in Eilat area,” from the Jerusalem Post, August 2:
Five rockets landed in the area around Eilat Monday morning, one of which injured four people in nearby Jordan, in front of the Intercontinental Hotel. One of the casualties was in serious condition, the other three were lightly wounded.
A second rocket also landed on the Jordanian side of the border, a third north of Eilat’s hotel area, and two more in the Red Sea. The projectiles were thought to be Grad-type Katyushas launched from the Sinai Peninsula.
According to an IDF statement, soldiers were scouring the area to determine the source of the attacks, which was unclear. The IDF was in contact with the Jordanian and Egyptian armies regarding the incident.
A possible group behind the rockets could have been Hamas, which is known to use Sinai to smuggle weaponry and operatives in and out of the Gaza Strip. There are also known to be Global Jihad elements in the Sinai who have the capability to fire rockets toward Eilat….