Israeli policymakers are concerned that the Jewish state could become the object of a massive border attack by an Isis Egyptian affiliate, similar to the one which struck Egyptian security targets in the Sinai Peninsula this week, killing dozens of soldiers and policemen. Israeli media reports said the army had been placed on high alert along Israel’s border with Sinai, but an army spokesman said there had been no change in military readiness. “We have our eyes open and we are in full coordination with the Egyptian security forces,” the spokesman said.
Regarding Egyptian statements that the situation in Sinai was “under control”, Mr Shay, a colonel in the reserves, said: “Being under control is a limited thing. I assume that the Egyptian army has regained control for the moment. But is this the end of the story? Certainly not.”
Major-General Yoav Mordechai, a senior military policymaker for the occupied territories, said in an interview with al-Jazeera that Hamas, the militant Islamist group that runs the Gaza Strip, is supporting Isis in the Sinai Province.
Source: The Independent