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Rocket from Sinai Hits Israel Before Passover

Terrorist rocket strikes tomato greenhouse, April 10, 2017 (Photo: Israel Police)

Ahead of Passover, Israeli authorities warned of impending terror attacks from the Sinai Peninsula. One such attack has already occurred, reports The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross, as a terrorist rocket from Sinai struck an agricultural operation in southern Israel:

Though no one was struck by the rocket, a 50-year-old man who was nearby when it landed suffered an anxiety attack as a result of the attack, the Magen David Adom ambulance service said.

The plastic sheeting that served as the roof the greenhouse was damaged, but the structure remained standing.

Just after 11:30 a.m., the incoming missile alarm known as a “Code Red” sounded in the Eshkol region, near Israel’s westernmost edge, at the border with Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

After a search of the area, police found the rocket in the community of Yuval, near the Egyptian border, in a greenhouse where tomatoes were being grown.

According to the IDF, the rocket was fired from the Sinai Peninsula, presumably by the Islamic State terrorist group’s affiliate there...

The attack came hours after Israel shut down the Taba Crossing into the Sinai Peninsula, citing information about an imminent terror attack in the area.

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