Egyptian army report claims they arrested a Hamas terrorist who admitted his planning to plant a car bomb near undisclosed security target.
Hamas denies allegations.
By Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin
The Egyptian Army announced Wednesday that it had apprehended a Hamas terrorist in the northern Sinai Desert, Al-Arabiya reports.
The terrorist was named as Jumaa Khamis Mohammed Brayha, who claimed to stem from a family powerful in Hamas’s ranks.
During interrogation, according to the Egyptian army, the young man admitted that he was intending to blow up a Mercedes parked near a crucial security target.
Hamas has denied that the detainee was among its ranks and says his name is not even included in the register of residents of the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »
After Palestinians were caught meddling in the internal affairs of Egypt, triggering acts of violence & instability, the int’l media & even public opinion tend to look the other way.
Egyptian Army soldiers guard gates of Sinai Gaza closed border crossing, May 20, 2012. – Photo: Reuters
The Palestinians often complain that Israel, the US and other countries keep intervening in their internal affairs. 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 »
An Egyptian lawyer has accused the Hamas government in Gaza of masterminding the murder of 16 Egyptian border guards last August.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm
On Thursday, Samir Sabry filed a complaint with the prosecutor general, claiming Hamas had ordered the deadly attack on a guard post in Sinai on 5 August.
Relatives bewailing during a funeral for soldiers who were killed during an attack along the Sinai border with Israel by unknown gunmen, August 7, 2012. – Photo: Hossam Fadl
He also said there were 32 people involved in planning and executing the assault.
Sabry described the incident as premeditated murder and a breach of Egypt’s sovereignty. Continue Reading »
Security forces in Sinai arrest Egyptians and Palestinians linked to Hamas’s armed wing, according to “Al Shorouk.”
Egyptian security forces launched an operation to combat the rising violence in Sinai, with raids resulting in the arrest of Egyptians and Palestinians linked to Hamas’s armed wing, Al Shorouk reported today.
The operations, which included military and Interior Ministry forces, were in response to recent attacks on Egyptian security patrols in the strategic peninsula, the independent newspaper reported today, citing an unidentified security official. It was unclear how long the operations would continue.
Separately, an official with the Islamic Jihad group warned that Egypt could see a period of renewed bloodshed if the president elected in a May 23 vote isn’t a candidate supported by those who adhere to the idea of jihad, or holy war, or doesn’t back the imposition of Islamic law in the country, the independent Al Masry Al Youm reported.Nabil Continue Reading »
As it goes on high alert for Passover, the IDF imposes a closure on the PA-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria.
The IDF Spokesman announced on Thursday that, following a decision by Defense Minister Ehud Barak, a general closure will be imposed on the Palestinian Authority-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria.
IDF combs fields near Nir Am - Reuters
The closure began at 11:59 p.m. (Israel time) on Thursday and will end after the Passover holiday, on Saturday evening at 11:59 p.m., depending on the security situation at the time.
According to the IDF announcement, during the closure movement into Israeli territory will be allowed only for humanitarian reasons, medical reasons and other exceptions, all subject to the approval of the Civil Administration. Continue Reading »
Authorities have arrested a Hamas terrorist in connection with a plot to carry out a new attack near Eilat, and kidnap another IDF soldier.
Authorities have arrested a Hamas terrorist in connection with a plot to carry out a new attack near Eilat and kidnap another IDF soldier.
The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) last month arrested Mahmoud Abu Adara and a second Hamas operative from the organization military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, in connection with the plan. A gag order on the arrests was lifted Wednesday.
Adara, arrested in late February, is a resident of the southern Gaza border city of Rafiah, military sources said. Continue Reading »