April 22nd, 2010
08:40 AM ET

IDF probing explosions, rocket found in Jordan

Authorities in Israel want to know whether a rocket was fired toward a southern Israeli resort city near Jordan and Egypt on Thursday.

Explosions and flashes of light were reported near Eilat, located at the northern tip of the Red Sea - a compact border area near Jordan and Egypt.

The Israel Defense Forces' Home Front Command and police searched the city and found no evidence "indicating a security-related incident."

Israeli media were reporting that a rocket could have been fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. But an Egyptian official said, "No explosion was detected and no missiles were seen fired from Egyptian territory toward Aqaba."

The remains of a Katyusha rocket were discovered nearby in the Jordanian city of Aqaba, and the IDF was probing the source of the launch. There was no immediate reaction from Jordan.

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  1. יהודי אחד

    stupid terrorists cant even aim

    April 22, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. israeli

    they cant really...and usually dont care...as long as it hits something and kills as many as possible...civilian or anything else

    April 22, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jacktron

    Next time it will land in Israel (:

    April 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jamy

    So let us get this straight. Israel bombing Lebanon and murdering men, women, and children does not harm the peace process. Israel bombing Syria and killing totally innocent children there, does not harm the peace process. Billions of dollars worth of US tax payers in weapons, jets, military equipment, and Scud missiles given to Israel by America on a daily basis, does not harm the peace process. Israel kidnapings of people in Lebanon and Syria, does not harm the peace process. Israel killing of people in Dubai, does not harm the peace process. Israel stealing more land from Palestinians, Egyptians, Lebanese, and Syrians, does not harm the peace process. Israel's daily murdering of children and adults in Palestine, does not harm the peace process. Israel's stealing more land and building more illegal settlements in Palestinian cities and lands, does not harm the peace process. Israel's kidnapings, torturing, and deporting of Palestinians, does not harm the peace process. Israel's bombing of United States and UN buildings, does not harm the peace process. Israel's covert terrorism, assassinations, and bombings in Iraq, Iran, Italy, France, Britain, USA, Dubai, Australia, India, Indonesia, and many other countries, does not harm the peace process. Israel's daily threats to attack Lebanon, Syria, Iran, and other countries does not harm the peace process. Israel's murdering of people in Palestine and Haiti in order to steal their organs for illegal organ transplants, does not harm the peace process. Israel ignoring all UN resolutions and international laws does not harm the peace process. Jewish Supremacism and Israeli Apartheid does not harm the peace process. Israel's refusal to accept any peace deals of any sort what-so-ever, does not harm the peace process. No amount of international and domestic criminal acts by Israel seems to have any harmful effects on the peace process.

    But, If Syria, Lebanon, Palestine or any other country attempts to protect itself from Israel's racist attacks and racist aggressions, then suddenly it is those countries that are harming the peace process by trying to have fewer casualties during the next time when Israel attacks them again!!!

    That seems to be quite a reasonable conclusion, doesn't it?

    April 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Junjallah

      No, what hurts the peace process is Muslim fundamentalism only.

      July 26, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • WOLFF

      I was going to refute your allegations but ya know what. DROP DEAD

      September 15, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. MIKI

    well here we go again, more rockes from arab terroriss, israel will retaliate and the world will blame the israelis.how long will this cycle of violence continue.? i wonder if egypt will do the right thing and arrest the people who fi=red the rockets from the sinai into israel and jordan.?/ meanwhil... more
    well here we go again, more rockes from arab terroriss, israel will retaliate and the world will blame the israelis.
    how long will this cycle of violence continue.? i wonder if egypt will do the right thing and arrest the people who fi=red the rockets from the sinai into israel and jordan.?/ meanwhile, hisbolla is stirring more trouble in lebanon. and iran continues on the rod to nuclear weaponry..oh the wonder of it all.

    August 2, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |