Six people were injured on October 27 in Egypt in an explosion which hit a hospital on the Israeli border. According to the Egyptian army, it was a drone. The IDF has rejected any involvement in the incident and accuses the Yemeni Houthi militia without naming it.
At dawn on October 27, Egyptian territory was hit by a drone. “An unidentified drone crashed near a building adjacent to Taba hospital, causing six minor injuries,” the Egyptian army spokesperson said on Facebook.
The Taba hospital is located 220 kilometers from the border with the Gaza enclave, just opposite the Israeli port of Eliat, reports the Egyptian media Al Qahera TV, which earlier referred to a “missile”.
The Israeli site The Times of Israel reports that Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, IDF spokesperson, declared that the device came from “the Red Sea region”, de facto implying that the missile had been fired by the Houthis to strike Israel. However, the shooting was not claimed by the Yemeni militia.
Egypt, collateral victim of the Israeli-Arab conflict
The Houthis had been singled out by the Pentagon, when the latter announced on October 19 that an American ship in the Red Sea had shot down “several drones” as well as “three missiles” which were heading “potentially towards targets in Israel” .
This is not the first time that Egyptian territory, which borders Gaza and Israel, has been impacted by the neighboring conflict. On October 22, several Egyptian soldiers were injured near the border following Israeli fire.
The Israeli army admitted having “accidentally shot and hit» an Egyptian position in the Kerem Shalom sector, bordering Gaza and Egypt, expressing “its regret over this incident”. An incident which occurred at the height of tensions at the Rafah crossing point, between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, the only one where humanitarian aid can be transported to the Gazan enclave.