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Escalation in the Region: Misfired Missile Hits Egyptian Resort Town

At least six people were injured in an incident that unfolded in the Egyptian resort town of Taba on Friday when a missile misfired, with officials confirming its impact. Located approximately 130 km from the Gaza Strip, the incident is believed to be linked to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) denied responsibility for the misfired missile, suggesting that it might have been fired by Hamas, though the involvement of Iran-backed Houthi militia was not ruled out. This marks another instance of unrest near Israel’s borders.

On October 22, several Egyptian border guards were injured by shell fragments from an Israeli tank, for which Israel offered an apology. Amid these incidents, Egypt continues to play a crucial role in negotiations to provide aid to Palestinians and mediate for hostage release.