Israeli resort of Eilat in rocket attack

Israeli resort of Eilat in rocket attack

The southern Israeli resort city of Eilat has been the target of a rocket attack.

The blast occured as thousands congregated for the Jewish holiday of Passover. There was no damage or injuries, Israeli security officials said.

District police chief Ron Gertner told Israeli radio the rocket had been fired from Egypt's Sinai peninsula, the BBC reported.

It struck a construction site close to a residential area shortly after midnight local time. Eilat Mayor Meir Yitzhak-Halevy told the Jerusalem Post that the city would function as normal despite the attack.

Israel says militants have become active in the Sinai peninsula since former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in February last year.

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