A Ma’an news agency report citing Egyptian officials claimed on Sunday that Mossad agents entered the Sinai Peninsula for the first time since 1979 in order to assassinate a jihadist militant that was involved in attacking Israeli targets last year.
According to the sources, Egyptian security forces were able to follow the tracks of the Mossad agents, as well as after the vehicle that they used, adding that the alleged operation was the first since Israel and Egypt signed the Camp David Accords in 1979.
Last week, websites affiliated to global jihad groups reported that an Israeli aircraft targeted and killed militant Ibrahim Owida Nasser Madan about 15 kilometers south of Egypt's border with Israel. The report could not be confirmed by any other source.
On Saturday, it was reported that the headless body of a Bedouin man was found, who was allegedly killed by world jihad operatives who suspected that he passed on information to Israel regarding the militant who was assassinated.
The report comes hours after Egyptian forces beefed up security in the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, in southern Sinai, following the death of two Bedouins in clashes with police.
Police said they found drugs in a vehicle on Saturday and the passengers fired at security forces as they tried to escape.
The two killed were identified as Suliman al-Ateeq and Mahmud Atwa. Following the firefight, gunmen blocked a highway in Sharm el-Sheikh.
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