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  • Islamist militants leave signed note on beheaded corpse in Sinai

    September 10, 2014 | 9:40 am

    Residents in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula said on Wednesday they found a beheaded corpse bearing a note signed by an Islamist militant group linked to the Syria and Iraq-based Islamic State, accusing the victim of being an Israeli spy.

    The beheading is the eighth claimed by the group...

  • Amid violent clashes, Egypt closes border with Gaza

    August 15, 2013 | 9:07 am

    Egypt closed the border between Sinai and the Gaza Strip as clashes between its government security forces and protesters backing deposed President Mohamed Morsi continued for a second day.

    The Rafah crossing was closed “indefinitely,” the French news agency AFP reported...

  • Group tied to al-Qaida says it fired on Eilat

    August 13, 2013 | 10:20 am

    A jihadist group affiliated with al-Qaida claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Eilat.

    The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted the rocket fired early Tuesday morning by the Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, which operates in Gaza and the Sinai...

  • Egypt requests Israeli permission for Sinai offensive

    July 11, 2013 | 10:02 am

    The Egyptian military has asked Israel to allow it to send troops into the Sinai Peninsula for an offensive against terrorists there.

    Egypt made the request this week, the Times of London reported, as clashes between the military and Islamist factions continue in Egypt. Under the...

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  • With Islamic groups replacing traditional foes, Israel faces long-term instability on its borders

    March 19, 2013 | 6:31 am

    Three weeks ago, militants in Gaza landed a rocket near the Israeli city of Ashkelon.

    Two weeks ago, Egypt raised its state of emergency in the Sinai Peninsula, warning of an increase in jihadist activity there.

    Last week, a rock thrown by a West Bank Palestinian critically...

  • Egypt intercepts Gaza-bound missile shipment

    January 4, 2013 | 9:02 am

    Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula reportedly intercepted a shipment of American-made missiles destined for the Gaza Strip.

    After receiving intelligence on the weapons shipment, the Egyptian Interior Ministry raided a location south of El-Arish, Ma'an, the...

  • Rockets fired on Israel believed to have come from Sinai

    November 14, 2012 | 10:59 am

    Four rockets fired on southern Israel are believed to have come from the Sinai Peninsula.

    The rockets that landed on a moshav and its fields in southern Israel was fired Wednesday afternoon.

    The attack came a day after the four-day onslaught of rockets fired by terrorist groups in Gaza seemed to have come to an end in a tacit cease-fire brokered by Egypt.

  • Hamas worried as Egypt closes tunnels

    September 20, 2012 | 9:24 am

    For years, the tunnel economy in the Gaza Strip has flourished. An estimated 1,000 tunnels were burrowed underground, connecting the southern Gaza town of Rafah and the Egyptian–controlled Sinai Peninsula. Everything from new cars (cut up into pieces for shipping) to cigarettes to...

  • Egypt broadens Sinai campaign against militants

    August 29, 2012 | 5:53 pm

    Egypt’s military said on Wednesday it would broaden its offensive against militants in the Sinai Peninsula, a campaign that has raised concerns in Israel about the movement of heavy armor into the area near its border.

    After militants attacked and killed 16 border guards on Aug. 5,...

  • Egypt’s President Morsi to decline Israel visit invitation

    August 29, 2012 | 8:40 am

    A day after Israel’s foreign minister called on Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to visit Israel, a Muslim Brotherhood official called such a visit impossible.

    “There is no possibility for Morsi to visit the Zionist entity,” Gamal Heshmat of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and...

  • Struggling to maintain normalcy near the troubled Sinai border

    August 14, 2012 | 10:07 am

    Drivers who reach the end of Israeli Route 232 purportedly face a choice: A sign points them either northwest, toward the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, or southeast, toward the Nitzana border crossing between Egypt and Israel.

    But the intersection —...

  • Israel allows Egypt to use ‘terror-fighting’ gunships in Sinai

    August 10, 2012 | 10:57 am

    Israel’s Cabinet reportedly has agreed to allow Egypt to use gunships in the Sinai peninsula.

    The Israeli Broadcasting Authority said Friday that the Egyptian government had asked Israel for its agreement to introduce attack helicopters to “fight terrorists” who carried out an...

  • Egypt media say six Sinai “terrorists” held after attack

    August 10, 2012 | 9:49 am

    The Egyptian army has captured six people it regards as “terrorists” in Sinai after an attack on a police station earlier this week that killed 16 border guards near the border with Israel, a military source told state media on Friday.

    Egypt sent hundreds of troops and armored...

  • Israel warns citizens to leave Sinai

    August 3, 2012 | 11:26 am

    Israeli authorities warned Israelis to return immediately from the Sinai peninsula, citing a terrorist threat.

    “From information at our disposal, it arises that terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip and additional elements are actively planning to perpetrate terrorist attacks, especially abductions, against Israeli tourists in Sinai in the immediate term,” said a warning issued Thursday by the National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau.

    It called on “all Israelis in Sinai to leave the area immediately and return home.”

  • Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi wins presidency in Egypt

    June 24, 2012 | 3:34 pm

    Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was declared the winner of Egypt’s presidential race in its first democratic elections.

    Egypt’s electoral commission on Sunday said Morsi was the victor and would be sworn in as president. Morsi reportedly won with 52 percent of the vote.

    ...
  • Israel moves tanks to border with Egypt after attack kills civilian

    June 18, 2012 | 8:17 am

    Israel reportedly moved tanks close to the border with Egypt following a cross-border attack in which an Israeli civilian was killed.

    The move Monday was in violation of the Camp David Accords. The tanks were later withdrawn from the area, according to Haaretz. 

    The terrorists who...

  • Carter: Muslim Brotherhood to try to modify Egypt-Israel peace treaty

    May 28, 2012 | 9:47 pm

    Former U.S President Jimmy Carter said after what he called long discussions with Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Egypt that the group will try to modify the country’s peace treaty with Israel.

    Carter said May 26 after the conclusion of the first round of voting in Egypt’s free...

  • Egyptian gas pipeline to Israel attacked for 14th time

    April 9, 2012 | 10:12 am

    Egypt’s pipeline carrying gas to Israel and Jordan was attacked for the 14th time in more than a year.

    The explosion occurred Monday morning at the entrance to El Arish in the northern Sinai Peninsula, Reuters reported. The attack comes days after a rocket fired from the Sinai...

  • Egypt’s foreign minister talks tough on Israel

    April 4, 2011 | 8:48 am

    Egypt’s new foreign minister said the days of Israel getting cheap gas and strategic benefits are over.

    In an interview Sunday on Egyptian television, Nabil al-Arabi said Egypt will demand that Israel pay the difference between the reduced prices it received and market value on the...

  • Israel attacks Hamas terror squad, killing 3

    April 3, 2011 | 11:35 am

    Israel’s Air Force attacked what it said was a terror squad planning to kidnap Israelis over the Passover holiday, killing three.

    The Israeli military stuck the men riding in a car in southern Gaza early Saturday morning.

    The IDF said in a statement that the three men killed in the...

  • Gas pipeline explosion in Egypt was terror related, probe finds

    February 8, 2011 | 10:16 am

    An explosion in an Egyptian natural gas line in the Sinai Peninsula, which cut off supplies to Israel, was the result of terrorism, according to an Egyptian investigation.

    Egyptian Judge Abdel Nasser el-Tayeb, the chief investigator of the Feb. 5 explosion, said Monday that four...

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