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Rocket hits south Israel resort town, no injuries
Rocket lands in Israeli resort town near Egyptian and Jordanian borders, causing no injuries
By The Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) ' Israeli police say at least one rocket has hit the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat near the Egyptian and Jordanian borders.

Explosions were heard early Thursday in Eilat, a popular tourist destination on the Red Sea set to welcome thousands of visitors for the Passover holiday.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says no one was injured in the attack. He says the rocket was likely launched from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Police are searching for other rockets that may have landed in the city.



Rocket attacks on Israel from Egypt are rare. Rockets last hit Eilat and the nearby Jordanian town of Aqaba in 2010, killing one person and injuring four.

Thursday's incident was the first since the fall of the Hosni Mubarak regime last year.


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