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Rockets hit ports in Israel and Jordan

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Rockets hit ports in Israel and Jordan


Rocket attacks have struck Israel’s and Jordan’s Red Sea ports, killing at least one Jordanian and injuring four others.

Israeli police say they suspect the short-range rocket salvo came from the Egyptian Sinai, where Islamist militants have operated in the past. But Egyptian security sources deny that.

One of the rockets hit a hotel area in Jordan’s port of Aqaba. The Israeli port of Eilat was also hit, but there are no reports of casualties there.

Despite the reports of the rocket strikes, people continued to relax on the beach at Eilat. They voiced dismay, but said things had to be kept in proportion.

One man said: “The chances of a car accident are still higher than the chances of a terrorist attack or the chances you’ll be hit by something. It’s just something you have to understand when you’re here.”

At least two rockets struck near Aqaba and Eilat in April, without causing any casualties.

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