An Egyptian militant group has claimed
responsibility for firing a Grad rocket at the Israeli city of Eilat
overnight, in retaliation for an alleged Israeli air raid last week.
"Eilat and other Jewish cities will not enjoy security, tourism or economy, and Jews will pay a high price for the blood of the mujahideen," the Mujahideen Shura Council group said in a statement.
According to the Jerusalem Post, Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system intercepted the rocket.
Another group, called Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, said that four of its members were killed in an alleged Israeli drone attack in Egypt's restive Sinai region on Friday.
However, Egyptian security sources said the four had been killed by an Egyptian helicopter as they were setting up a rocket launch pad.
Militants have stepped up attacks, mainly targeting security forces in Sinai, since the army's overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi on July 3.
Egypt and Israel have frequently coordinated security along their shared border, especially during a major offensive last year by the Egyptian army against suspected Islamist radicals.
Sinai has been largely demilitarized, in line with the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.
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