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Egypt Charges Two Egyptians and Two Israelis with Spying

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Egyptian authorities said Tuesday they have charged two alleged Israeli Mossad intelligence agents and two Egyptians with plotting to spot on behalf of Israel by gathering information with “the intent of damaging national interests in exchange for money and gifts and sex.”

Egypt’s public prosecutor identified the Israelis as Samuel Ben Ze’ev and David Wisemen, but it was not clear if they still are in the country, Reuters reported. The prosecutor ordered that they, along with Egyptians Ramzy Mohammed and a woman named Sahar Ibrahim, “be sent to a Cairo criminal court for spying for the interests of the state of Israel.”

Mohammed was accused of “sleeping with women who work in Israeli intelligence” and recruiting Ibrahim to spy.

Israel Finally Names New Ambassador to Egypt

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

The Israeli foreign ministry has named Middle East specialist Chaim Koren as the next ambassador to Egypt after several months of being without an envoy. The government did not state when Koren will take up his new post.

He has been serving as non-resident ambassador to South Sudan. Koren speaks Arabic and previously has served on the embassy staff in Cairo as director of the ministry’s political planning division.

Anti-Israel violence following the ouster of Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Morsi as president of Egypt forced Israel to law low diplomatically and pull outs embassy staff from Cairo.

IDF Chief: Israel-Egypt Border Will Continue to be Security Problem

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Following the death of Cpl. Netanel Yahalomi in a gunbattle on the Israel-Egypt border on Friday, Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Benny Gantz warned that the perimeter would continue to be a security problem for Israel.

Speaking at the site of Yahalomi’s death on Sunday, Gantz said that while “we are fighters who are protecting our borders,” the border with Sinai “will continue to challenge us.”

“An enormous effort has been made over the past two years to close off the border, and it will be closed off, but even once it’s closed, the threat will not stop,” Gantz said.

Yahalomi was killed at the Mount Harif border region in a firefight with a jihadist group calling itself Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.  The group claimed to have killed the Israeli soldier in response to the video “The Innocence of Muslims” made in the US by a private movie maker, mocking founder of Islam, Mohammed.

The group also claimed responsibility for an attack at Ein Netafim on the border, which killed eight Israelis in August 2011.

Initial reports indicate that the terrorists who fired on Yahalomi hid in an area near a group of African infiltrators attempting to breach the border to Israel.   IDF investigators say Yahalomi’s force may have been attacked while a larger part of the unit went to get water for the illegal immigrants.

Dr. Tawfik Hamid on the Situation in Egypt

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

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Dr. Tawfik Hamid, an alternative Arab thinker and former Egyptian extremist, joins Yishai.  Retired US Army Lt. Gen. and former Pentagon inspector general Mick Kicklighter, described Hamid to Wired Magazine’s Danger Room, by saying “Hamid is a great scholar whose knowledge of terrorism is extremely valuable.”  And that “There is no doubt about his first-hand experience and depth of knowledge. He is truly a treasure.”  Do not miss this segment as it truly provides an insider’s insight into the mindset of those that want Israel destroyed.

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IDF Opens Road, Lifts Restrictions After Deadly Attack

Monday, June 18th, 2012

The IDF has re-opened roads and lifted an order for residents to remain in their homes following a deadly attack killing one Israeli along the Israel-Egypt border.

IDF Golani brigade soldiers returned fire, killing two terrorists who had detonated a road-side bomb beneath a car containing construction workers.  One workman was killed, another seriously injured.

The IDF instituted the emergency closures due to concern that additional terrorists had entered Israel during the attack.

 

One Dead in Thwarted Infiltration Attempt on Israel–Egypt Border

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

The IDF Spokesperson’s Office reports that IDF soldiers patrolling along the Israel-Egypt border Thursday night identified a group of suspects who had infiltrated into Israel. The soldiers called on the suspects to stop, and when they failed to comply, the soldiers acted in accordance with the Army’s rules of engagement. Simultaneously, shots were fired from Egyptian territory. Three suspects were hit during this exchange of fire.

Following a short pursuit, the soldiers caught the three injured suspects, and found at the point of infiltration a fourth, deceased, suspect. The injured suspects were evacuated by helicopter to receive medical care in an Israeli hospital.

The Israeli forces sustained no injuries or damage in this incident.

Last February, a powerful explosive device was planted along the Israel-Egypt border during a smuggling attempt. The device was found following a joint IDF-Israel Police activity meant to thwart similar smuggling attempts along the border.

The IDF is increasing its activity along Israel’s western border, to meet the rise in infiltration attempts into Israel.

Smuggling and infiltration into Israel from its western border are occasionally used by terrorist organizations planning to attack Israeli civilians and military targets.

IDF Thwarts Major Terror Attack on Israel-Egypt Border

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

The IDF and Israel Police uncovered a powerful explosive device overnight while on an anti-smuggling operation.

According to the IDF Spokesperson, “Israeli forces that were trying to stop smugglers saw a man throw a suspicious bag and flee the scene. After an examination…it was determined that the bag contained a powerful explosive device. The device was later detonated in a controlled manner.”

The Spokesperson also said that the incident is “a reminder that the smuggling routes on the Israel-Egypt border are constantly used by terrorist organizations to conduct operations against Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers.”

In 2011, over 15,000 illegal immigrants crossed Israel’s porous border with Egypt.

 

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