IDF Bases in Negev Within Range of Al-Qaeda in Sinai

(Al-Masry Al-Youm-Egypt) Tarek Fahmy, head of Israel Studies at Egypt's National Center for Middle Eastern Studies, said in an interview: The real danger comes from Gaza. Salafi jihadist groups gained a foothold in Sinai, and the Egyptian authorities unfortunately overlooked them. Now they are a threat to our national security, and the Israeli army camps [in the Negev] are within the reach of their arms. The theory of Israel's absolute security no longer exists, for it is threatened from the north, where Hizbullah is stationed, and the south, as well as from Syria, Jordan, and Gaza. What Israel fears most are missiles targeting vital institutions, as Hizbullah has previously launched. Israeli intelligence services believe calm will not prevail in Egypt for some time. The U.S. believes it is in Israel's interest to secretly support the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood because, although the group has not supported terrorism until now, its very founding principles are based on terrorism, and they will eventually carry out terrorist acts against Israel.

2013-08-09 00:00:00

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