Rocket travels 250 km to Eilat area, apparently the longest-range fired by Hamas

The Hamas rocket that fell in the Hevel Eilot region, near Israel’s southernmost city, Eilat, appears to be the longest-range projectile ever fired by the Palestinian terror group into Israel.

The rocket traveled some 250 kilometers into Israeli territory.

Shortly before the launch, Hamas’s armed wing said it had begun using a new rocket that enables it to hit any point in Israel, called the Ayyash 250, after the terror chief Yahya Ayyash.

The move, it said, is aimed at causing international flights to stop landing in Israel, including at Ramon airport near Eilat, after Ben Gurion Airport was targeted several times, causing flights to be diverted to Ramon.

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