Will Egypt Bomb Gaza?

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs-Hebrew) Yoni Ben Menachem - Fears are growing within Hamas that Egypt will bomb targets of its Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades in Gaza, just as it attacked Islamic State targets in eastern Libya last week in response to the beheadings by IS of 21 Egyptian workers. Last week Egyptian media reported that a unit of "an extremist Islamist group" entered northern Sinai from Gaza in order to participate in attacks against the Egyptian army. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry in Gaza said the TV station reporting the incident had reported the previous week that a member of Hamas' military wing had been killed in northern Sinai in an attack by the Egyptian army. Hamas also has reported on Egyptian aircraft flying above the border and photographing areas in Rafiah and Khan Yunis, possibly to prepare targets.

2015-02-27 00:00:00

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