(photo credit: Associated Press)
Egypt raised its security alert to the highest level Thursday as it sought two trucks suspected of involvement with Mondays' rocket salvo on Eilat and Aqaba which killed one Jordanian and injured 3 more, Egyptian security sources said.
Egyptian officials have not yet confirmed the report, nor offered details on what area they are searching or what type of trucks they are looking for.
No connection to Eilat-Aqaba rocket attack
sector unfazed by attack
to thwart peace'
Although Egypt initially denied the rockets were launched from the
Sinai, they changed their tune Wednesday, joining with Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu in blaming the attacks on Hamas, which Egyptian
officials said had infiltrated the Sinai through Gaza-Egypt smuggling
On Monday morning, six Katyusha rockets were fired from Sinai. One came
to earth in the Sinai; another fell in a field near Eilat, while two
more landed in the Red Sea. The remaining two rockets struck near the
Intercontinental Hotel in Aqaba, killing one person and wounding four.
On April 22, a Katyusha rocket fired from Sinai hit a warehouse in
Aqaba, but Israel believed the intended target had been Eilat. Netanyahu
blamed Hamas for both attacks.
Hamas denied any involvement with the rockets.