“Dear Jordan: Sorry about the warehouse. Our bad. XOX, the mujahedin.” “Rockets fired at Israel fall in Jordan: source,” from Reuters, April 22:
Two rockets were fired from the Jordanian port of Aqaba towards Israel on Thursday but landed on an empty warehouse in Jordan, a Jordanian security source said.
Jordanian Minister of State for Information, Nabil al-Shareef, told the state news agency Petra: “A limited explosion took place in the early hours of the morning at a refrigeration warehouse at the northern edge of the city that caused minor damage.”
Aqaba is adjacent to the Israeli city of Eilat.
In Jerusalem, the Israeli military said security forces searched Eilat after explosions and flashes of light were reported nearby, but they found no evidence indicating a security-related incident.
Later, the remains of a Katyusha rocket were found near Aqaba and the army was investigating the source, it said.
The incident took place nine days after Israel told its nationals holidaying in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, across the border from Eilat, to leave at once, saying militants planned to kidnap Israelis.
Israeli media reports said earlier that Israel suspected the rockets were fired by militants in the Sinai. One rocket landed near Aqaba, and the other fell into the Gulf of Aqaba, the reports said.
An Israeli security source said nothing had hit Eilat, a popular resort.
Egyptian sources denied that rockets were fired from Sinai.