Two rockets fired from Sinai landed in southern Israel Friday afternoon, the first such attack from Sinai into Israel since last summer.
The rockets, which hit in the Eshkol Regional Council, caused no injuries and did no damage, according to police, but the strikes come at a time of increased tension along the Israel-Egypt border.
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Fearing Islamic State spillover, Israel has beefed up security along its border with Egypt after a wave of unprecedented terror attacks by the militant group in Sinai Peninsula killed at least 70 people, mostly soldiers.
Following a series of situation assessment meetings at the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Southern Command, the Israeli Defence Ministry yesterday decided to close the Nitzana and Kerem Shalom crossings on the southern border, but re-opened Kerem Shalom this morning. Click here to read the story.
Twin blasts aimed at a police station and another directed at an army vehicle have resulted in the deaths of at least 12 people in the Sinai.
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The conflict between the Palestinians and Israel is for land. The West Bank and the Gaza. But what if the Palestinians gave up on that goal and agreed to move to the Sinai. Would that end the conflict? And is it something the Palestinians would even contemplate?
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Security forces intensified their presence in the north of the Sinai peninsula in anticipation of a major governorate-wide raid on militant hideouts, local sources told Ahram Online.
Local residents have stayed inside their houses in anticipation of the offensive that, according to informed sources, will consist of both ground and air operations.
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