Israel has intercepted and destroyed a rocket fired from Egyptian territory at the Red Sea town of Eilat overnight, Israeli public radio has said. An army spokeswoman on Tuesday confirmed the attempted rocket attack and its interception by an Iron Dome defence system near Eilat, but did not say where the rocket originated. A group of fighters said earlier that they had fired a Grad rocket on Eilat in retaliation for an alleged Israeli air raid on Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.

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