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IDF fears Islamization in Sinai Peninsula

Defense officials claim Bedouins no longer charge fees from terrorists they help in Egypt; Islamization trend in region growing.

Note: The video attached shows the new Israel-Egypt border fence, which is currently under construction. Around 0:30 you can see a huge explosion, which is probably part of IDF military drill in the desert.

The photos shows one of the Israeli busses attacked during the last August Terror attack from Sinai, and a group of African infiltrators after crossing the Israeli border.

Published: 02.24.12

Six months after the Eilat terror attack which claimed the lives of eight people, Israel's defense establishment is still none the wiser on who planned the attack. Defense officials now fear an abduction attempt and have ordered IDF forces to open pursuit in order to thwart an abduction.

Forensic experts found eye covers and hand-cuffs on the bodies of the terrorists who carried out the August attack which points to an intention to kidnap soldiers or citizens near the border.

This is manifested in aid given to terrorist cells who require transport which at times is done with no charge, for ideological motives. The young Bedouins, who make a living out of smuggling, hold almost daily fire exchanges with Egyptian forces which have left more than 20 officers wounded in the last couple of months.

The IDF is also facing an infiltration problem on the Egypt border. Most infiltrators arrive to Israel via Eritrea and pay their Sinai smugglers a fee of $300-$3,000, the army believes.

Thus far, the fence built along the border has succeeded in preventing infiltration attempts. Recent months have also seen a drop in the number of infiltrators which is directly connected to the construction of the fence.

An Egyptian officer deployed in the border area said that he prevented the infiltration of 300 Africans to Israel in the past few months.


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Added: Feb-24-2012 Occurred On: Feb-24-2012
By: aydeo
Other Middle East
Tags: IDF, Islamization, Sinai Peninsula, Bedouins
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