Addressing their new book a senior Jihad operative said, "From the city of Eilat (Israel) sends out its octopus arms to the coasts, cities and capitals of Africa and Asia and cunningly sneaks into the fabric of their lives to carry out its plans, which are aimed to destroy these cities and thus preserve (Israel's) existence."
The volatile security situation in Sinai, last summer's terror attack on Route 12 and the recent firing of Grad rockets towards Eilat have led Israel to reassess its defense strategy vis-à-vis its southern borders. A new book released by Islamic Jihad's armed wing, the al-Quds Brigades, highlights the strategic importance of Eilat and its port to Israel.
Addressing the book, titled "Umm Rashrash (Eilat) - life or death for Israel," a senior Jihad operative said, "From the city of Eilat (Israel) sends out its octopus arms to the coasts, citie
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