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Rocket hits Israeli greenhouse

A rocket fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula struck a cherry tomato greenhouse in southern Israel on Monday morning, according to police. The plastic sheeting that served as the roof of the greenhouse was damaged, but the structure remained standing. Nobody got injured, one person was treated for panic.

Just after 11:30 a.m., the incoming missile alarm known as a “Code Red” sounded in the Eshkol region, near Israel’s westernmost edge, at the border with Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

After a search of the area, police found the rocket in the community of Yuval, near the Egyptian border, in a greenhouse where tomatoes were being grown.The attack came hours after Israel shut down the Taba Crossing into the Sinai Peninsula, citing information about an imminent terror attack in the area.

The greenhouse hit belongs to Chaim Cohen, who explained how the cherry tomatoes inside were destroyed, along with some of its structure. "Unfortunately we have already become used to this situation", he says. You can read his complete response here.

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