For Israel and Egypt, Trouble in the Sinai


On Aug. 5, militants attacked an Egyptian security post on the Sinai Peninsula near Israel and the Gaza Strip, killing 16 soldiers, stealing two armored vehicles and breaking across the border. An Israeli air strike eventually stopped both vehicles but not before the events sent Israel and Egypt into finger pointing as well as hesitant collaboration. Although local reports suggested the militants included both Palestinian fighters and Sinai-based Bedouin rebels--the latter have long troubled Cairo with threats to secede--the Israeli and Egyptian governments quickly condemned the action as the work...

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