Islamic State in Sinai claims Passover-eve rocket attack on Israel

Islamic State in Sinai claims Passover-eve rocket attack on Israel Jihadi group’s Egyptian affiliate says it fired missile that hit Negev greenhouse; Israel ramps up warnings of terror attack from the peninsula     

 BY JUDAH ARI GROSS   The remains of a rocket fired from Sinai that struck an Israeli greenhouse in the village of Yuval in the Eshkol region. (Israel Police)People gather outside the St. George's Church after a deadly suicide bombing, in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, Egypt, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in the northern Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing over 40 people and wounding scores more in assaults claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)Egypt’s Christians bury dead after church bombingsBY AP AND TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFFAn Egyptian holds out torn a page from a prayer book showing a section of the Gospel of John in Arabic inside the Mar Girgis Coptic Orthodox Church in the Nile Delta City of Tanta, 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of Cairo, at which a bomb blast struck worshippers gathering to attend the Palm Sunday mass, on April 9, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / STRINGER)Analysis: Pressed in Iraq and Syria, IS lashes out in EgyptBY SAMER AL-ATRUSHRocket from Sinai hits greenhouse hours before PassoverBY JUDAH ARI GROSSA rocket fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula struck a greenhouse in southern Israel on Monday morning, the police said. 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 Times of Israel

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