Armed cell seen near the Israel-Egypt border, then confrontation ensued between cell & Egyptian army. No injuries reported.
By Yoav Zitun
Gunfire erupted in Egypt Sunday near the Israeli border, most probably as a result of clashes between the Egyptian army and an armed cell spotted in the vicinity of the Israel-Egypt border, in the northern area of Kadesh-Barnea.
Israel-Egypt border – Photo: Yoav Zitun
An IDF outlook identified the cell moving in a car along the Egyptian side of the border. As a result of the clashes, the IDF has bolstered forces in the region. No injuries were reported on the Israeli side. Continue Reading »
Analysis: Israeli media expert reports on how Western-style democracy does not always work in an Arab Muslim state.
By Uri Dromi
Once again, the American administration finds itself in the situation where it doesn’t really know exactly how to deal with an enigmatic Middle East. This time, it’s Egypt that is teaching Americans how complex this turbulent region is.
Islamists in Egypt abused their power – Israel Today
From the standpoint of Washington, something good must have happened in Egypt in the last two years. After decades of dictatorship, it seemed that democracy had eventually prevailed. The many Egyptians who took to Tahrir Square in January 2011 chanting, “Enough is enough,” finally got , in the eternal words of President Lincoln, “a government of the people, by the people, for the people.” Continue Reading »
PLO officials in the West Bank blamed Hamas for the closure of the Gaza terminal saying Hamas’s meddling in the internal affairs of Egypt, by supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, has harmed the national interests of the Palestinians.
The official went on call on Gazans to follow Egyptian example & unseat Hamas from power.
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The Hamas government on Sunday called on the Egyptian authorities to reopen the Rafah border crossing, which was closed on Friday following a spate of terror attacks against Egyptian security forces in Sinai.
Egyptian Army soldiers guard gates of Sinai Gaza closed border crossing, May 20, 2012.
The Jamaat Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis has claimed responsibility for rocket attacks on Southern Israel in the past and now, boasts its rockets ‘scared Israelis into shelters’ although explosions were heard, no signs of rockets were found.
By Roi Kais
The Jamaat Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis group, which operates in the Sinai Peninsula, took responsibility on Friday evening for the alleged launch of two Grad missiles toward Eilat on Thursday.
Searching for the rockets – Photo: Meir Ohayon
Though Eilat residents reported hearing two or three loud bangs, security forces have yet to finds any trace of the rockets.
In an internet statement, the group boasted the bangs “frightened Allah’s Jewish enemies” and made them run for shelter. Continue Reading »
With Morsi gone, the Egyptian Army arrests Hamas members with weapon & explosives anticipating a terrorist attacks.
By Chana Ya’ar
Arab terrorists are attempting to take advantage of the chaos that inevitably follows a coup d’etat, but the Egyptian Army appears to have been prepared for that possibility.
In a Cairo suburb, security forces arrested four people on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack. All four were members of the Hamas terrorist organization, a security source told the Egyptian Al-Ahram newspaper.
Explosives were found in the apartment during a search, as well as military and police uniforms. The suspects were taken into custody for interrogation. Continue Reading »
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt – An American college student stabbed to death during a protest in Egypt was in the country teaching English to children and improving his Arabic, according to a Facebook post on Saturday that appeared to be from his family.
Protesters demonstrate in Sedy Gaber in Alexandria, June 28, 2013 – Photo: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghan
According to the The Kenyon Collegian, the student newspaper, Pochter was active in Hillel, the campus’s center for Jewish life, and lived at the group’s on-campus house. Continue Reading »
America’s 1st Lady Michelle Obama & U.S. Secy of St. John Kerry will pay honor this week to an anti-Semite who celebrated Al Qaeda’s 9/11 attack on America.
First Lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. State Department this Friday honor 10 women with the Int’l Women of Courage Award – including one who tweeted her joy about Al Qaeda’s 9/11 attack on America.
Samira Ibrahim, a 25-year-old women’s rights activist, was a participant in the January 25 Revolution demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square that brought down the regime of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and eventually morphed into the region wide Arab Spring uprisings. Continue Reading »
Egyptian military strikes Sinai terrorists after large-scale attack. Helicopters strike camps, killing 20.
The Egyptian army struck terrorist camps in the Sinai over the course of Tuesday night, killing an estimated 20 terrorists. The strikes followed a large-scale attack near Gaza on Sunday, where terrorists attacked Egyptian army posts and then attempted to enter Israel, and a shooting attack late Tuesday night in Al-Arish.
The army used combat helicopters to hit the camps. The counter-terror assault is the first time the Egyptian army has used missiles in Sinai since attacking Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Continue Reading »