Rocket from Egypt’s Sinai hits community in Israel

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Jerusalem, April 11 (IANS) A rocket fired by militants in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula hit a community in southern Israel on Sunday, the army said on Monday.

The rocket hit a greenhouse in the community of Yevul in the Eshkol Regional Council, Xinhua quoted police spokeswoman Luba Samri as saying.

Samri added that one man was treated for anxiety, but no other injuries were reported.

A military spokesperson confirmed that “a projectile was launched from the Sinai Peninsula,” adding that forces are searching the area for the remains of the projectile.

The attack came less than an hour after Israel closed the crossing to the Egyptian resort and urged Israelis to leave “immediately.”

–IANS

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