Middle East

Rocket shrapnel hits cruiseship leaving Ashdod

Cairo: AIDAdiva, a cruiseship carrying German passengers on board came under rocket fire when leaving the Israeli port of Ashdod, yesterday.

Shrapnel from the rocket, believed to have been fired by Hamas, landed on the cruise ship.

No casualties or significant damages to the cruise ship have been reported.

The ship is currently on its way to the next port of Crete in Greece

A statement released by AIDAdiva said no travel alert was issued by German authorities prior to them sailing to Israel.  [08/07/14]

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