Israel Targets Gaza Jihadis Before They Reach Sinai

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel - Groups in Gaza and Sinai loosely-affiliated with al-Qaeda are busy forming a complex network of activists and weapons. This is being done with Hamas' encouragement - some have ties with Hamas or are even paid by it. At this point, the network is extensive enough to set the region ablaze, by constantly launching rockets at Israel, or by arranging terror attacks on Israel via Sinai. Since Israel's freedom to act in Egyptian Sinai is extremely limited, the IDF limits its actions to striking the various Jihad groups in Gaza before they go through the tunnels en route to Sinai.

2012-10-15 00:00:00

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