timesofearth.com AMMAN, Jordan - Several rockets have struck southern port cities in Israel and Jordan, wounding at least four people. One rocket exploded in the street in front of the InterContinental Hotel in Aqaba on Monday morning, wounding four Jordanian men, one of them critically, the government there said. No casualties were reported in the neighbouring Israeli city of Eilat, a resort town that borders Jordan on the east and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on the west. An Israeli police official told the Reuters news agency that it is "reasonable to assume" the rockets were fired from the Sinai, the source of an earlier rocket salvo on Eilat in April, the first such attack in five years. But Egyptian and Jordanian sources each offered contradictory claims about the source of the rocket fire. An Egyptian security source in the southern Sinai told Reuters news agency the rockets had been fired from Jordan, while Nayef Qadai, Jordan's interior minister, told the AFP news agency that a "preliminary investigation showed that the rocket was fired from outside Jordanian territory". Though the attack appeared unsophisticated, it followed a weekend of rocket fire on Israel from the Gaza Strip. The rocket barrage came hours after an early morning explosion devastated the house of a senior Hamas commander in Gaza, wounding at least 31 people, Hamas and medical workers in the Palestinian territory said. The explosion struck the house of Alaa al-Danaf, a field commander of the Hamas <b>...</b>
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