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  • » 06/18/2012, 00.00

    ISRAEL - EGYPT

    Sinai, firefight between Israeli forces and Egyptian Islamic terrorists; two dead



    It is suspected to be a demonstrative act to celebrate the likely victory of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in the presidential elections. The shooting occurred along the fortified barrier along the border. The extremists penetrated through the Gaza Strip. Among the dead, a terrorist and a worker from the Israeli Defense Force.

    Jerusalem (AsiaNews/ Agencies) - Gunfights between Israeli soldiers and Islamic terrorists occurred this morning near a construction site in Be'er Milka, in the southern part of Sinai at the border between Israel and Egypt. Two people were killed in the shootout: an Israeli civilian and a terrorist. 

    According to army sources, immediately after crossing the border with the Gaza strip, the extremists placed a bomb along the Philandelphi strip, the passage between the Strip and the Egyptian border.  Discovered by soldiers guarding the wall, they opened fire on some workers of the Israeli Defense Force involved in construction work on the border fence, triggering the shootout. In these hours the army is hunting down the terrorists who escaped the battle.

    The likely victory of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in yesterday's presidential elections has put the State of Israel on alert; it fears demonstrative attacks against the settlements on the border with Egypt. Yesterday, a Qassam rocket hit the Eshkol Regional Council building. On June 15, a rain of rockets was unleashed on the settlements of Mitzpeh Ramon and Ovda, north of Eilat. Army sources say the missiles were launched at the behest of a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. 

     

     

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