Official: Rockets fired at Israel came from Libya
JERUSALEM - The Associated Press
Israeli police explosive experts remove the remains of a rocket from the ground after it landed in the southern Israeli resort of Eilat April 5, 2012. REUTERS photoAn Israeli defense official says rockets fired from Egypt toward Israel this month were smuggled from Libya.
Israel says at least two rockets were launched from Egypt's Sinai desert at the Israeli resort town of Eilat. No one was hurt. Egypt denies the rockets were fired from its territory.
Libya has become an illicit source of weapons since the fall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi last year.
The Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity according to military regulations, says Israel believes the rockets were stolen from a Libyan weapons storehouse and smuggled into Egypt.
The official said Friday that Libyan rockets were also smuggled into the Gaza Strip and were launched into Israel this month.
Israel also believes longer-range Scud missiles were smuggled from Libya to Gaza, the official said.