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.
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 (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 says, Egypt needs to learn from Israel & “teach Hamas a lesson” until they learn to “respect the Egyptian shoe.”
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
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 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.
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 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.
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 »
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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.
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 »
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.
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 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 »
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.
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. – 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 »
Arab terrorists Wednesday afternoon attacked Israel shooting 4 Katyusha rockets from either the Sinai or from Gaza through the Sinai.
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 »