Rocket Attacks on Israel and Jordan Highlight How Hamas Could Use Sinai

(Christian Science Monitor) Joshua Mitnick - With the rise of Hamas in Gaza, concern is growing in Israel that the Palestinian Islamist movement - an offshoot of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood - is seeking to expand its militant infrastructure into Sinai. "The farther from Cairo, the weaker the central authority is. They are having great difficulties with the Bedouin,'' says Ronen Bergman, a security commentator for the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot. "If Hamas is able to deepen its cooperation with the Bedouin, and create bases in Sinai for recruitment, we're talking about a new ballgame."

2010-08-04 08:15:18

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