There were groups there from Eilat, Ashkelon, and Be'er Sheva.
He was previously the Consul-General in Eilat and he replaces Yasser Ridda.
The Negev desert—Al-Naqab in Arabic—stretches across southern Israel down to Eilat and the Red Sea.
Al-Qaeda affiliated group also linked to rocket launches at Eilat.
Its leaders claim they can hit any city in Israel, even the port of Eilat on the Red Sea.
The Israeli explanation of the Eilat attack seemed fishy from the get-go.
Israeli media also said the casualties included soldiers who live in Eilat and had been home for the weekend.
IDF deploys Iron Dome missile defense battery in Eilat as Sinai tensions flare.
The other end of the border is next to the Israeli resort town of Eilat, where authorities found an unexploded rocket last week.