Brain Bush’s Blog

Terror from Egypt

  • By : Brian Bush
  • June 19, 2012
  • 8:24 pm

Hello Everyone,

An Israeli worker tending to the boarder fence with Egypt, was killed in a combined terrorist attack on Israel's southern border.

Two terrorists, now thought to be Al-Quida affiliated, were killed by Israeli solders after they had breached the border and attempted to set of a roadside explosive device.

We additionally had a few rockets fired from Sinai into Israel without harm. Last night Iron Dome anti-missile batteries put on heightened alert.

The Israeli Air Force responded in the evening with attacks in Gaza that killed two, and the cycle of tit-for-tat has started up today with (at the time of posting) 40 (allegedly Hamas sanctioned) rockets fired into Israel.

Israel's Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has instructed his colleagues to complete the border fence with Egypt calling it a “supreme interest”.

Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak has expressed that he is disturbed by Egypt's apparent loss of control in Sinai since the Revolution in Egypt. He went on to say that Israel is prepared for intensified terrorism coming from the Egyptian border.

This is happening as a new Middle East continues to take shape.

The Arab Spring has apparently led to an Islamist president in Egypt – the largest Arab country, as the Muslim Brotherhood has declared itself victor in the runoff election held there over the weekend.

The apparent victory of a Muslim Brotherhood candidate for the presidency has many concerned that the security situation in the south may worsen.

The ultimate worry in Israel is that after 35 years of peace and relative stability, Egypt may return to being defined as a hostile state.

The new President-designate has declared that he will honor international agreements, but that he will 're-evaluate' the peace with Israel.

As I reported on Monday's Harvest Show the Egyptian military has moved quickly in limiting his presidential authority, suggesting a 'quiet' military takeover has occurred.

We will be monitoring how this effects Egypt's relation with Israel, and how the Egyptian military deals with the potential of terrorism from Sinai.

Brian Bush
Middle East Correspondent
LeSEA Broadcasting

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