Military confirms missiles fired from Rafah into Israel

Egyptian military sources confirmed on Wednesday reports that missiles were launched from the border town of Rafah toward an Israeli settlement

The two countries are forming a joint military committee at Israel's request to determine the circumstances surrounding the missile launch, the sources said.

Israeli commercial broadcaster Channel 10 had earlier reported that four missiles fired from Rafah struck southern Israel in an area near the Gaza Strip‫.

Three of them landed in an open area, while the fourth hit a settlement in the Eshkol region but did not cause any injuries or damage, Channel 10 reported.

The attacks coincided with the announcement of the death of Ahmed al-Jaabari, who ran the Izz al-Din al-Qassam armed wing of Hamas and is wanted by Israel.

Jaabari died along with an unnamed associate when their car was blown apart by an Israeli missile, Reuters reported Wednesday.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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