Tag Archive for Sinai Terrorism

Taba Terror: Egypt Rejects Israeli Ambulances Entry into Sinai

After a terrorist attack in the Sinai, Egypt refused entry to Israeli MDA emergency medical response teams into Taba, where 3 Korean tourists & the Egyptian driver were killed, along with 33 wounded. 

By Gil Ronen


Egypt has refused to allow Israeli Magen David Adom ambulances and emergency teams to Taba, where four people are dead and 33 injured after a terror bombing Sunday. Three of the dead are tourists from Korea and one is a bus driver.

Israeli MDA ambulances awaiting Egyptian permission to enter Taba to render assistance in Sinai terrorist attack - Photo courtesy Magen David Adom

Israeli MDA ambulances awaiting Egyptian permission to enter Taba to render assistance in Sinai terrorist attack – Photo courtesy Magen David Adom (Facebook)

An Egyptian security official told Egyptian newspaper Al-Youm a-Saba that Egypt is on the highest alert following the attack. Continue Reading »

Egyptian Journalist: ‘We fought for Hamas, and now, they are killing us’


Egyptian journalist says, Egypt needs to learn from Israel & “teach Hamas a lesson” until they learn to “respect the Egyptian shoe.”

By Elad Benari


Egypt should take a page from Israel’s book and “teach Hamas a lesson,” an Egyptian journalist recently said.

Egyptian Journalist: We Should Attack Hamas Terrorists in Gaza Until They Kiss Egyptian Shoes

Egyptian Journalist: We Should Attack Hamas Terrorists in Gaza Until They Kiss Egyptian Shoes

Al-Alfi said in the interview that Egypt “should discipline [Hamas] just as Israel did… We must strike them so they learn to respect the Egyptian shoe.”

“Only then will they kiss that shoe and learn what Egypt is worth,” he declared.

“Our sons were killed and our economy was ruined in wars fought for their sake. Continue Reading »

Egyptian Army plans attack on targets in Gaza


In response to Egyptian intel assessment that Gaza militants are responsible for some attacks in Sinai, Egyptian reconnaissance planes have identified potential hostile targets in Palestinian coastal territory, security official tells Ma’an.



The Egyptian army has planned military attacks on specific targets in the Gaza Strip in the event that the security situation in the northern Sinai peninsula deteriorates, a senior Egyptian security official told the Ma’an news agency.

Egyptian Army soldiers patrol in Sinai.

Egyptian Army soldiers patrol in an armored vehicle backed by a helicopter gunship during a sweep through villages in in Sheikh Zuweyid, northern Sinai, Egypt in May.

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Egyptian Tanks Cross Border Fence to Gaza

2  Egyptian tanks crossed a fence around the Gaza Strip as the army stepped up its efforts to eliminate Islamic terrorists in the Sinai.

By Adam Ross


Two Egyptian army tanks have crossed an initial border fence leading to Gaza for the first time on Thursday, witnesses said.

Egyptian Tank in Sinai – Screenshot

The Hamas administration in Gaza neither confirmed nor denied the incursion, only commenting that no Egyptian tanks had actually entered the Gaza Strip itself.

Witnesses told the AFP news agency that two tanks “crossed the first Egyptian border fence along the corridor between Egypt and (Gaza), and drove along the road running next to the cement wall that Egypt built.”

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Mubarak to be released as Egypt’s army on high alert in Sinai, Gaza border crossing closed



Report:  State of emergency in Sinai after at least 24 Egyptian policemen were killed in ambush by militants.

Egyptian prosecutor expects Egypt’s former President Mubarak to be released from jail this week.




Egyptian authorities on Monday were on high alert after suspected Islamist militants killed at least 24 Egyptian policemen in the Sinai peninsula, where attacks on security forces have multiplied since the army overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on July 3.

Trucks carrying Egyptian army tanks arriving in Rafah city [file].

Trucks carrying Egyptian army tanks arriving in Rafah city [file]. – Photo: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Egyptian daily Al-Ahram quoted security officials as saying that military and police have declared a state of emergency in northern Sinai, deploying roadblocks in the area in an effort to combat terrorists.The

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Rocket fired by Sinai terrorists at Eilat intercepted by Iron Dome


Siren activated then blasts heard around the southern city.

Rocket attack comes just days after alleged Israeli drone successfully killed Al-Qaida-affiliated terrorists in the Sinai.




Terrorists fired a rocket at Eilat shortly before 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning, triggering an air raid siren and activating the Iron Dome anti-rocket battery, which is stationed at the Red Sea city.

Iron Dome battery deployed in North

Iron Dome battery deployed in North – Photo: Ben Hartman

The Iron Dome system intercepted at least one rocket, according to initial IDF assessments.

It is unknown at this stage whether additional rockets fell in open areas outside of the city.

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Egypt army reports 12 militants killed in Sinai following alleged Israeli drone strike

Egyptian Military spokesman says Islamic militants were wanted for the attack that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers last year & the abduction of 7 security forces earlier this year.


Egyptian helicopters fired on a meeting of suspected militants in the country’s Sinai Peninsula, officials said Sunday, killing at least 12 people as authorities stepped up their attacks following an Israeli drone strike in the region.

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People check the scene where a car bomb exploded in near the port town of El-Arish in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula July 24, 2013. – Photo: Reuters


The helicopter attack came as Egyptian and Israeli officials tried to downplay the drone strike Friday in the largely lawless Sinai, fearing popular criticism in a country already roiled by last month’s military coup that ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Def. Minister does not confirm nor deny IDF involvement in Sinai Incident


Israel’s Defense Minister Ya’alon, in addressing the attack in Rafah in which 4 terrorists were killed, says rumors regarding Israeli responsibility will not affect ties with Egypt.

Ya’alon still refuses to confirm or deny Israeli involvement in the Sinai attack.

Yoav Zitun



Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Saturday addressed Friday’s attack in Sinai, but avoided any confirmation or denial of Israel’s involvement in the attack.

Referring to the strike in Egypt’s Rafah in which at least four jihadists were killed, Ya’alon said: “The State of Israel respects the sovereignty of Egypt and is aware of the Egyptian military’s bolstered activity against terror in the Sinai Peninsula. Continue Reading »

Egypt’s military unleashes its own ‘Desert Storm’ in the Sinai


The Egyptian army deployed about 3,000 of its soldiers in more than 2 armored battalions, including dozens of tanks & at least 10 attack helicopters to destroy more than 50 terrorist compounds in central  & northern Sinai.

By Daniel Siryoti


The Egyptian military began staging an offensive over the weekend to clean out the terrorist networks in the Sinai Peninsula.

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Jerusalem grants additional Egyptian infantry units’ entry into Sinai

Special authorization granted due to recent terrorist attacks in Sinai.


Main Morsi opposition group calls to suspend Camp David accords.


Senior US diplomat Burns urges ‘inclusive’ transition to democracy.

By Yoav Zitun

Israel authorized the Egyptian army on Monday to deploy two infantry battalions in the Sinai Peninsula, despite the fact that an appendix to the peace treaty between the two countries forbids Egyptian military presence in the area.

בקשת הצבא המצרי התקבלה על רקע ההחרפה בסיני (צילום: רויטרס)

Egyptian tank in Sinai – Photo: Reuters

The battalions are expected to deploy in the El-Arish and Rafah sectors as part of the effort to quell the increased Islamist terrorist activity, which included an attempt on the life of a senior military official. Continue Reading »

Israel watches as Egypt’s military battles Jihadists elements in Sinai


The Egyptian army is currently engaged in battle with Islamists across the Sinai. According to an Egyptian newspaper, the Egyptian military are battling “terrorists and jihadists elements” in the Sinai.

Former head of Counter Terrorism Bureau suggests Israel permit additional Egyptian forces into Sinai and amend Camp David accords allowing it.

Gas pipeline attacked for first time this year.

By Gideon Allon, Shlomo Cesana and Israel Hayom Staff

Israel should do all it can to help the new secular government in Egypt beat the Muslim Brotherhood, even if that means amending the Military Annex of the Camp David peace accords to allow more Egyptian military assets into the Sinai Peninsula, the former director of the Counter-Terrorism Bureau in the Prime Minister’s Office Brig.

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Egyptian security close Gaza border crossing

In response to the abduction of 7 members of the Egyptian security forces by Islamist gunmen, Egyptian police-officers lock & block the gates at the border crossing to Gaza.

In the meantime, hundreds of Palestinians are stranded on both sides.

By Reuters


Egyptian policemen blocked the crossing into the Gaza Strip on Friday to protest against the kidnapping of Egyptian security forces in the Sinai, witnesses and sources said.

Egyptian soldiers standing guard - Reuters - August 10, 2012.

Egyptian soldiers standing guard on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border, to cross from the Sinai peninsula to Gaza, in August 2012. – Photo: Reuters


Locals said police had placed barbed wire across the entrance to the border and closed the gates with chains, leaving hundreds of Palestinians stranded on both sides of the fence. Continue Reading »

Egypt reports arresting Israeli spy ring in Sinai



9 Palestinians & Egyptians reportedly arrested for by Egypt by gathering intel on behalf of Israel in the Sinai Peninsula

Salafi leader in Gaza admits their rocket fire from Sinai into Eilat was meant to harm Hamas & the Egyptian gov’t.

By Daniel Siryoti & the Israel Hayom Staff

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Muslim Terror Group Takes ‘Credit’ for Eilat Rocket Attack

A Salafi Muslim jihadist group operating out of Egypt has claimed responsibility for Wednesday morning’s dual rocket attack on the Israeli resort city of Eilat.

By Chana Ya’ar


A Salafi Muslim jihadist group has claimed responsibility for Wednesday morning’s rocket attack on the Israeli Red Sea resort city of Eilat.

One of the rockets fired at Eilat

One of the rockets fired at Eilat. – Photo by Eilat Police


“The lions of the Mujahedeen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem managed to target occupied Eilat with two Grad rockets on the morning of April 17, and withdrew safely,” a statement posted on jihadist web sites said. Continue Reading »

4 Katyusha Rocket Attacks via Sinai launched the IAF hit on Ahmed Jabri

Arab terrorists Wednesday afternoon attacked Israel shooting 4 Katyusha rockets from either the Sinai or from Gaza through the Sinai.

By Arutz Sheva


Arab terrorists Wednesday attacked the south with four Katyusha rockets from the Sinai, an Israeli security source confirmed. No one was injured, and no property damage was reported, but at least one missile exploded between homes.

One of the rockets was fired towards the community of Bnei Netzarim without causing any injuries, a security source said. The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood government is ostensibly responsible for protecting the Sinai from terrorists.

“What we know for sure is that there were four explosions in Bnei Netzarim and there is a sense within the army that they were fired from Sinai and not from Gaza,” the source said. Continue Reading »