Mostly in conjunction with the Egyptians, Israel’s Air Force has regularly destroyed convoys carrying missiles, weapons, and high explosive materials that were being transferred across Egypt by dealers in Libya to the Islamic Jihad & Hamas in Gaza.
In recent months, Israel has bombed several trucks in the Egyptian Sinai carrying weapons and missiles bound for militant groups in the Gaza Strip, sources told i24NEWS.
Palestinian sources said that from November last year until the end of May, the Israeli Air Force has targeted three trucks, including one carrying a shipment of Iranian missiles bound for the Islamic Jihad discovered in March. Continue Reading »
Terrorists open small-arm’s fire from the Sinai Peninsula on IDF soldiers along Israel’s border fence. IDF reports no soldiers were injured, but a military vehicle did sustain damage.
By Elad Benar
Arabs opened fire on Sunday evening from the Sinai Peninsula towards an IDF force that was engaged in operational activity near the security fence along the Egyptian border.
IDF soldier watching the border – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
There were no injuries among the soldiers, but a military vehicle sustained light damage.
The IDF said that the incident is believed to be a spillover of gunfire from Egypt.
Two weeks ago, two rockets were fired from the Sinai area into southern Israel. Continue Reading »
IDF confirms 2 rockets fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula landed in the Eshkol Regional Council of southern Israel, with no injuries or damages reported.
– Latest round of launches come after ISIS reported five of its fighters were killed by an IDF drone on Saturday.
By Yoav Zitun
Two rockets were fired from the Sinai Peninsula and landed in open space in Israel on Monday morning, the IDF reported.
Part of an exploded rocket found – Photo: Israel Police Spokesperson’s Unit
The rockets landed in the Eshkol Regional Council, according to an initial statement released by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. Continue Reading »
According to Arabic media report, an Israeli drone dealt with ISIS terrorist that 2 weeks ago fired 4 missiles from the Sinai Desert into Israel’s southern city of Eilat.
By YASSER OKBI & MAARIV HASHAVUA
An unmanned Israeli drone has allegedly bombed and killed five ISIS members in Egypt’s northern Sinai region, according to Arabic media reports Sunday.
According to outlets affiliated with “Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis,” the Egyptian branch of the terror group, the four died when they “fell as martyrs to the Jewish enemy.”
The Egyptian Army said it was opening an investigation into two large explosions in the area, however an army spokesman denied that it was Israel who was responsible. Continue Reading »
IDF battalion commander says soldiers are on high alert for any heavy weaponry or rocket launches, and remain vigilant against attempted abductions.
By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
Fearing an Islamic State spillover, Israel in recent months has tightened security along its border with Egypt, due to a two-year campaign by the IS affiliate group in the Sinai Peninsula that has claimed the lives of hundreds of Egyptian police and soldiers.
The security fence on the Israel-Egypt border – Photo: AFP
Along the restive border next to northern Sinai, which has for years been a haven for heavily armed terrorists, IDF soldiers patrol the 6,000-square kilometer (2,300-square mile) desert terrain on a daily basis. Continue Reading »
London based Asharq al-Awsat daily reported that on August 1, 15 migrants from Eritrea & Sudan were shot at by Egyptian troops during their attempted illegal entry into Israel through Egyptian territory.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Egypt permitted an Israeli army patrol to cross into the Sinai Peninsula and evacuate African refugees who were shot by Egyptian troops as they were trying to scale the wall along the border, the Arab-language daily Asharq al-Awsat reported on Thursday.
IDF soldiers standing guard over African migrants on the Egypt-Israel border. – Photo by Eliyahu Hershkovitz
According to the London-based newspaper, the incident occurred on August 1, when a group of 15 migrants from Sudan and Eritrea sought to illegally enter Israel through Egyptian territory. Continue Reading »
IDF official says, “On the one hand you have here a peaceful border, and on the other hand you have a frontier area in Sinai that has developed into a hotbed of terror activity.”
“The scenario that we are preparing for is a multi-pronged terror threat directed against our forces and civilians in the Eilat area,” Col. Arik Chen, deputy commander of Division 80 (the Red Division) said Thursday. Division 80 controls Israel’s longest expanse of border, across from both Egypt and Jordan. His comments take on added relevance amid the preparations for the Passover holiday, when tens of thousands of visitors and tourists are expected to hit the beaches of Eilat and the Dead Sea area. Continue Reading »
Eilat police called to the Sinai border crossing and restore order after physical altercations ensued, due to the heat & slow movement of the line.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
After a harrowing day during which long lines threatened to prevent them from reaching Egypt in time for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, thousands of Israeli Arabs reached the Sinai Peninsula on Friday after officials and lawmakers demanded that the Taba border crossing operate beyond normal working hours in order to facilitate their crossing.
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An Egyptian soldier stands near the Egyptian national flag and the Israeli flag at the Taba crossing between Egypt and Israel.