Rocket launched from Egypt hits Israeli city of Eilat

The blast took place as thousands congregated in the resort town for the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Rocket attacks from Egyptian soil are uncommon. Attacks on Eilat and the nearby Jordanian town of Aqaba in 2010 killed one person and injured another four…

Israel says militants have become active in the region since former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in February 2011.