Jihadist group claims rocket attacks on Israel resort

A Salafi jihadist group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for firing what it said were Grad rockets at the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat, causing no damage or casualties.

"The lions of the Mujahedeen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem managed to target occupied Eilat with two Grad rockets on the morning of April 17, and withdrew safely," a statement posted on jihadist websites said, without saying where they were fired from.

The Israeli army said the rockets were fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.