Photo Credit: Amaq Agency / Israel's Channel 2 screenshot
Terrorists from the Sinai Province (Wilayat Sinai) branch of Islamic State (ISIS / Da'esh) in the Sinai Peninsula

The Egyptian Army announced Wednesday they destroyed six Hamas smuggling tunnels that led from Gaza into the Sinai Peninsula.

The tunnels were destroyed in the final week of February and the first week of March, according to the statement.


Egypt established a buffer zone in 2014 along its border with Gaza as part of its strategy to prevent the region’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization from collaborating with the Islamic State terrorists who were flooding into northern Sinai.

The “Sinai Province” terrorist organization, a branch of the international Islamic State (ISIS / Da’esh) terror group, has been attacking Egyptian police officers, soldiers and military officers in the Sinai Peninsula.

Sinai Province is helping operatives from Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood organization in their attempt to overthrow the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

The Sinai Province (Wilayat Sinai) terror group has also been aided by members of the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza, which likewise has received assistance from the group in return in its efforts to carry out attacks against Israel.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.