Islamic State Threat Is Alive at Israel's Doorstep Despite Losses Elsewhere

( Yaakov Lappin- In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the Islamic State-affiliated Sinai Province terror group continues to deliver deadly attacks on Egyptian security forces and occasionally fires rockets into Israel - including an attack in mid-October. Yoram Schweitzer, head of the Program on Terrorism and Low Intensity Conflict at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, said Egypt's counter-terror campaign "has some achievements, but not enough to solve the problem and to significantly lower ISIS' activities....I don't think Sinai Province is getting stronger. To a certain extent, it is weaker, but not enough to be repressed." An Israeli security source familiar with the Sinai sector confirmed "tactical cooperation" between Israeli and Egyptian security forces on the border. She noted that Egypt's border police forces have constructed posts with openings facing the Israeli side. "They understand that Israel is the safe side."

2017-10-31 00:00:00

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