Egypt: 'Impossible' that rockets were launched from Sinai

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 2, 2010 12:08

Egyptian officials Monday denied that the five rockets which fell near Eilat during the morning were fired from Sinai, a statement that runs counter to initial reports on the attack, which suggested they were.

"No rockets were launched from the Sinai," said Egyptian sources. "To launch rockets from Egypt, it takes equipment and complicated logistical preparations. It is impossible, since the Sinai peninsula has heavy security."

Of the five rockets, one fell near the hotel district in Eilat, two in the Red Sea, and two in Aqaba, Jordan, including one that injured four people, one seriously, outside the Intercontinental Hotel.


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