Israeli defence minister Avigdor Liberman said on Monday in a media statement to the Israeli Defence Forces' (IDF) radio that Israel's army does not let anything happen without a response, in reference to the two rockets recently fired from Sinai. They exploded Monday morning on open ground in the Eshkol District without causing harm.
The rocket fire came after the Israeli Air Force fired a drone at a vehicle carrying four members of the death cult, killing them all near Rafah, near Gaza.
Illustrative: Smoke rises after an airstrike in the Sinai city of Rafah as seen from Gaza on July 1, 2015.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but earlier this month a Sinai-based group - said to be linked to the Daesh terrorist organization - claimed responsibility for four rockets fired from the peninsula at Israel.
The Eilat rocket strike was claimed by Sinai Province group the following day.
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Isis has been waging a deadly insurgency against Egyptian security forces in the Sinai but it rarely attempts attacks against Israel.
It wasn't immediately clear who fired the shells but Islamic militants in Egypt's lawless Sinai have been behind a number of such attacks in recent years.
With Islamic State being countered inside Iraq and Syria, the Egyptian offshoot could become more of a threat. The Code Red alarm did not sound since the rockets were not heading to populated areas.
Egypt is one of just two Arab countries that have signed a peace treaty with the Jewish state.