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June 19, 2012 9:31 am

IDF Chief Gantz: Terror Bases are Forming in Sinai

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IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz. Photo: IDF.

As rockets continue to fly into Israel on Tuesday, following a deadly attack on Monday in which an Israeli-Arab was killed at the country’s border with Egypt, the IDF’s Chief of Staff, Benny Gantz, relayed a message to Egypt, as that country attempts to work through political turmoil and upheaval.

“We expect the Egyptians to exercise their sovereignty in Sinai,” he said.

As Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood claims victory in the nation’s recently finished presidential elections, and calls for protests against the Egyptian military in Cairo become louder, Israel and it’s defense apparatus have made adjustments to try and deal with the persistence of both political instability in Egypt and a recent revival of attacks from the Hamas terror group in Gaza.

“The operational problem is a different issue, a more significant issue is what goes on in Sinai, where terror bases continue to form,” Gantz said during a visit to the site of Monday’s attack.

Nearly 290 rockets have been fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip in 2012, including 8 in the span of one hour on Tuesday.

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