As most have heard by now, the city of Aqaba experienced a bit of terrorism earlier this morning, at 7:45am, when a Grad-type Katyushas landed in a hotel area, killing one (thus far) and injuring several others. My good friend and 7iber comrade, Mohammad Al-Qaq happened to be staying at the InterContinental hotel nearby and documented it from his perspective. There seems to be some confusion over the origin of the rockets, with early reports claiming the source to be Egypt’s Sinai, while Egypt is claiming such reports to be inaccurate. However, it should be noted that the last time such an event occurred and a rocket hit a warehouse in Aqaba, it was indeed fired from Egypt’s Sinai.
Apparently there were 5 rockets in total, with only one landing in Israel’s Eilat, 2 in Aqaba and 2 landing in the sea. Two Jordanian taxi drivers are of the injured and you can see their cars in Qaq’s post noted above.
Subhi Al-Alawna died of injuries sustained at the rocket site and the names of those injured are published on Ammon. My condolences to Alawna’s family and my prayers are with the injured today.
An interesting headline in the Israeli press read: “Israel, Jordan take on terror together”
Playing politics already?