Israeli village hit by stray projectile fired from Egypt; none hurt

Tel Aviv (dpa) - A projectile fired from Egyptian territory hit an Israeli community near the border, the Israeli army said Saturday.
No injuries were reported.

The projectile had probably not been targeting Israel when it was fired from the Sinai peninsula, the army said on Twitter.
The projectile damaged a synagogue and a car in the village of Bnei Netzarim. According to media reports, it was a mortar shell that presumably originated from fighting between militants and security forces in Egypt.

The Egyptian offshoot of the terrorist militia Islamic State is active in the north of the Sinai peninsula. The group has repeatedly admitted to attacks on Egyptian security forces and the Christian minority. More than 300 people were killed in one of the most serious attacks on a mosque in 2017.

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