Egyptian Salafis Fleeing to Gaza, Upsetting Cairo

(Ha'aretz-Hebrew, 9Nov12) Avi Issacharoff - Scores of jihadists who are active in Sinai have fled to Gaza in recent days through the smuggling tunnels, Palestinian and Egyptian security sources report. During the recent Eid al-Adha holiday, Arab media reported that Egypt prevented a major attack that was planned to take place during the holiday. The Egyptians arrested two cells of 4-5 members each who were equipped with weapons and explosives. One of the commanders of a cell that planned to carry out attacks in Cairo and Sinai was an officer in the Egyptian army. Members of the cells who were not arrested escaped to Gaza.

2012-11-12 00:00:00

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