Sinai Vacuum a Boon to Gaza Rocket Men

(Reuters) Dan Williams and Douglas Hamilton - Israeli sources say Egypt's north Sinai region is becoming not only a rallying point for jihadist gunmen but also a firing range for Gaza's rocket-builders. Soon after the 2011 revolt in Egypt, Israeli rocket radars began to spot unusual launches from Gaza. Normally they streaked towards Israeli towns and cities. But now some were aimed at the empty desert wastes of Sinai. The purpose seemed clear: to test rockets. "They have a Bedouin collaborator in Sinai who finds the crater and marks it by GPS," an Israeli official said.

2012-08-13 00:00:00

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