Military Intelligence: Egypt Facilitated Smuggling of Weapons and Terrorist Trainers

(Middle East Newsline) Military Intelligence reports over the last two months include a determination that Egypt has facilitated the smuggling of weapons and insurgents from Sinai into Gaza for attacks on Israeli soldiers and civilians. "We are not only talking about weapons," a senior military source said. "We are talking about the infiltration of Egyptian and other trainers to help improve the capability of Palestinian terrorist groups and the Palestinian Authority." The MI assessment comes amid Israel's effort to launch security cooperation with Egypt. Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abu al-Gheit and intelligence chief Gen. Omar Suleiman are scheduled to visit Israel and the PA on Dec. 1.

2004-12-01 00:00:00

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