The Israeli media is now reporting that, among the 7 Israelis killed in the series of terrorist attacks around Eilat today were four members of the same family, who were traveling near the Egyptian border when an RPG rocket hit their car. Two of those killed were children aged four and six. Overall, of those killed in today’s attacks were six were civilians and one soldier. Forty other Israelis were wounded.
IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai said the terror cell responsible for the attacks was “large and divided into several units.” Mordechai added that the terror cell originated in the Gaza Strip and made use of “terror infrastructure in the Sinai Peninsula.”