Egypt Hunts for Palestinians Who Fired Rockets at Israel and Jordan

(Egyptian Gazette) Egyptian security deployed several hundred extra forces in Sinai Thursday, declaring the area under "extreme emergency" following the launch of rockets from the area earlier in the week. Security officials said investigations are underway to find the Palestinians who fired seven Grad rockets toward the Jordanian and Israeli port towns of Aqaba and Eilat on Monday. "An official Egyptian source said Palestinian factions from the (Hamas-ruled) Gaza Strip were behind the launch," the official Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported. "Egypt will never, under any circumstances, tolerate the use of its lands by any party to harm the country's interests."

2010-08-06 09:07:49

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