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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Will Israel retake Sinai?

Hamas has set up a rocket factory in Sinai figuring that there is no way that Israel will attack Egyptian territory.
Hamas has established forward bases and rocket production facilities in the Sinai Peninsula in an effort to protect them from Israeli air strikes, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

By establishing the facilities in Egypt, Hamas aims to protect its assets since it believes Israel will not strike targets inside Egypt due to the affect it would have on bilateral relations.

Israel has called on Cairo to increase its efforts to restore order in Sinai and to prevent attacks, but the Egyptian military has held back from dismantling the Hamas infrastructure in the peninsula.

More than a dozen Egyptian army battalions allowed into Sinai with Israel’s permission (required because of limits placed on Egyptian forces there under the peace treaty) are still operating there, although with limited success in stopping terrorist activity and arms smuggling to the Gaza Strip.
If the Egyptians don't start having a little more 'success' I would bet on Israel to start doing the job for them. Egypt is going to have to make a choice. Israel will not allow their territory to be used with impunity to stage Gaza attacks.

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At 2:41 PM, Blogger sarah leah said...

Hamas always seeks something to use as a shield. If Egypt allows itself to give them succor and a place to attack us from, there is no "bi-lateral" relationship. Israel should absolutely strike to demolish anything by or from Hamas, regardless of whom they are hiding behind.

At 6:05 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

Gaza and Sinai in one fell swoop!!


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