An Egyptian soldier on the Israeli border in Sinai 311 (R).
(photo credit: Ronen Zvulun / Reuters)
CAIRO - A woman was
injured by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into the Egyptian town of Rafah on
Wednesday, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported, as tension simmered in the
region after a spate of cross-border violence.
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The woman was taken to
hospital with light injuries, said a security source in the area.
source said it was the first time a rocket from Gaza had landed on a residential
area and not in the desert, which was "raising concern among the security forces
Egyptian security forces were searching the desert frontier with
Gaza and Israel for terrorists who may be behind the killing of eight Israelis
Thursday along a road north of the Red Sea resort of Eilat, Egyptian officials
Five Egyptian border guards were killed last week as Israeli forces
repelled the gunmen, causing the worst crisis in Egypt's relations with Israel
since the overthrow of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak in February.
the terrorists had travelled from Gaza through the Egyptian Sinai, and accused
Cairo of losing its grip on security in the border region, a charge that Egypt
Egyptian General Mohsen Fangary of the ruling army
council was due to meet Prime Minister Essam Sharaf on Wednesday and they were
likely to discuss the events in Sinai and relations with Israel, a cabinet