Israel Raises Alarm over Sinai-Gaza Security Threat

(AFP) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday: "The security problem which is developing as a result of changes in the Middle East is getting worse, and is expected to continue for years." "Libyan arms continue to flow into Gaza through Sinai," he said. There were "more than 10,000 missiles" in Gaza, some of which had a range "surpassing 40 km. (24 miles)." "Fatah-Hamas unity would force us to demand that Gaza be demilitarized." He accused Iran of using the Egyptian Sinai as a staging area for launching attacks on Israel. "Terror elements have entered the region, they're using the area as a platform for terror, Sinai has become a destination for Iran," he said, noting that last summer a missile was shot at an Israeli helicopter.

2012-01-17 00:00:00

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