Israeli energy pipeline hit in Gaza rocket attack, sources say

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A large fire is seen near the scene of what officials said was a Gaza rocket attack on an Israeli energy pipeline near Ashkelon, Israel, May 11, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

JERUSALEM, May 11 (Reuters) - A pipeline belonging to an Israeli state-owned energy company was hit in a rocket attack from Gaza late on Tuesday, an Israeli government official and an energy sector official told Reuters.

Video broadcast by Channel 12 showed flames rising from what appeared to be a large fuel vat near the Israeli Mediterranean city of Ashkelon, south of Tel Aviv.

Operations at a power plant in Ashkelon were not interrupted, Channel 13 TV said.

Reporting by Dan Williams and Ari Rabinovitch Writing by Rami Ayyub Editing by Leslie Adler

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