Egypt seizes 2 rockets in Rafah readied for launch into Israel
North Sinai - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Security forces seized Sunday two rockets in North Sinai’s city of Rafah before being launched towards Israel, Youm7 reported.

Locals inEgyptian Rafah, on the eastern border with the Gaza stripspotted the rockets and alerted security forces.

The Sinai-based Jihadist group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis released Thursday a video on Youtube in which five rockets, inscribed with the name of the group were fired from the Sinai Peninsula towards towns in the south of Israel.

The group claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming it wanted to express solidarity with residents of Gaza.

During the past week, Gaza has been under Israeli airstrike that has killed more than 160 and injured hundreds of civilians in Gaza.

It is the deadliest violence since November 2012, with a growing number of rockets fired at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed for more military operations while Israel has also authorized the call-up of 40,000 reservist troops, and threatened a ground operation.

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