Thursday, April 22, 2010

Which Arabs Are Shooting at Eilat Today?

This morning, around 11:45 AM:

A Katyusha rocket apparently fired at the southern city on Thursday exploded in the Aqaba industrial zone in Jordan.

There were no reports of injuries. The report was received by the Eilat Municipality from Jordanian sources.

Another rocket was fired, apparently a 107 mm one, and landed in the Red Sea. Jordan is on the look out for a third rocket. (YNET)

So...Who's Shooting at Eilat?

Egypt denies the shooting came from the Sinai:

"Security forces are patrolling the border with Israel, and the area is under Egyptian security control. This comes in addition to alertness of Bedouin residents of Sinai along the border that partake in the defense of the eastern border alongside Egypt's security forces. No extremist group can infiltrate the area in order to shake the security," an Egyptian source reported. (source)

Jordan denies the shooting came from their territory..in fact, they aren't even admitting that rockets were fired anywhere.

A Jordanian official said there was a blast at an air-conditioning plant on the outskirts of Aqaba at around 7:00 am (0400 GMT) that did not wound anyone or cause much damage, and that the explosion was under investigation.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, denied that any rockets had been fired from Jordanian territory and said "we know of no rockets in Eilat." (source)

So here we have 2 Arab countries which signed peace agreements with Israel, both denying that the shooting came from them.

The IDF said it was investigating the source of the attack, stressing that there was no evidence to suggest either of the rockets hit Israeli territory, though everyone seems convinced that Eilat was the target.

I guess we shot the Katyushas at ourselves.

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2 comments:

Neshama said...

Doesn't Israel have a camera in the sky?

yitz said...

Here's how the "venerable" AP reports this story [I kid you not!]

Missile Hits Site in Jordan
Associated Press

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan's information minister says a Russian-made missile has hit a site in the Red Sea port city of Aqaba from outside the country.

Nabil al-Sharif says investigations were continuing to determine where the "Grad" missile was launched from. No further details were immediately available.

An explosion struck an industrial area in Aqaba earlier Thursday. Police said they were investigating whether the missile had been fired toward the area.
—Copyright 2010 Associated Press

Can u believe it???

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