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The Al Qasam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas terrorist group, today launched a missile from Gaza towards the Ramon airport in Eilat, in southern Israel, which missed its target and hit far away, in an uninhabited area, while a new volley of rockets sounded the alarm in the Tel Aviv area and in the south of the country.
The shot at the facility, in southern Israel and more than 200 kilometers from the Strip, did not disrupt operations or flights, said a spokeswoman for the Israeli airport authority, who assured that it continued to operate “normally.”
According to local newspaper Haaretz, the missile hit an uninhabited area of the Eilot Regional Council, a place far away from the airport.
Ramon is Israel’s second airport, and since this morning it has been receiving commercial flights, despite the rocket fire from the militias from Gaza, which in recent days have launched volleys towards the center of the country, where the main Ben Gurion International Airport is located, which on Tuesday suspended flights for a while.
After a relatively calm morning, the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist groups launched a new volley of fire at midday this morning, setting off alarm bells in the south and in parts of the center of the country, such as the Tel Aviv metropolitan area.