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October 29, 2014 1:16 pm

Egypt Says Hamas Helped Organize Sinai Car Bombing Which Killed Dozens of Troops

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Egypt Rafah evacuation. Photo: screenshot Rotter.net

Egypt Rafah evacuation. Photo: screenshot Rotter.net.

Egyptian sources claim Hamas helped organize an ISIS-affiliated car bombing on Friday which killed dozens of Egyptian soldiers in the northern Sinai, Israel’s Ch. 10 News reported Wednesday.

A week prior to the complex attack, at least three Hamas members ferried rockets through one of hundreds of smuggling tunnels along the 13-km-long Rafah-area border, which Egyptian officials said exited within a house.

Ansar Beit al-Maqdis militants used the munitions in the ambush, which killed 34 troops.

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Israel destroyed some 33 similar attack tunnels dug under Israeli territory, in this summer’s Operation Protective Edge.

Prior to the attack, an as-yet-unidentified individual surveilled the planned site of the explosion and reported details on numbers of troops and officers deployed in the area, according to the report.

Egypt Rafah evacuation. Photo: screenshot Rotter.net

Egypt Rafah evacuation. Photo: screenshot Rotter.net.

On Wednesday, Egypt began the first stage of evacuating about a thousand residents living near the volatile border, according to Egypt’s Al-Masri Al-Yawm.

Photos of the operation showed bulldozers razing structures, and explosive demolitions of an estimated 680 houses located within 300-meters of the border.

On Sunday, Al-Masri Al-Yawm said the government of President El-Sisi ordered the construction of a 13km security wall, reaching from the Rafah area to the Mediterranean coast, quoting Maj.-Gen. Sameh Seif Yazal, who it said was a strategic and military expert.

On Sunday and Monday, residents of the Gaza-Egypt border city of Rafah could hear powerful explosions as homes suspected of containing tunnel entrances were being demolished as part of a plan announced by the Egyptian government to carve out a security buffer zone in the region.

“Efforts are continuing to deal with the danger of the tunnels, which are becoming more sophisticated. Criminal and terrorist elements are using homes and houses of worship as part of their operations,” an Egyptian defense official stated, Haaretz reported.

Additionally, an Egyptian Cabinet commission reviewing pardons and citizenship granted by former president Mohamed Morsi, has already revoked the citizenship of 800 people, including Palestinians, according to The Egyptian Independent.

Egypt Rafah evacuation. Photo: screenshot, Rotter.net

Egypt Rafah evacuation. Photo: screenshot, Rotter.net.

Security sources told the newspaper that the citizenship, which it said was granted illegally, include senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar.

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has instructed officials to vet the citizenship granted to as many as 13,000 Palestinians since the 2011 uprising, focusing on possible terror group ties.

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  • SYLVAIN SIBONI

    Where is the UN; New York Times; Europeans; the US State Department to criticize the demolishment of these homes by the Egyptians?? The silence is deafening when committed by others, but frightening when committed by Jews!

  • steven L

    Will el-Sissi start to understand who the real enemies are?
    The MBs are the friends of Obama and Clinton’s!

  • Paul Cerar

    A short time ago I warned that Hamas-terrorists will become ISIS-terrorists. They are already terrorists, so switching to a different terror group is only a short step.

    Meanwhile, one of Canada’s opposition party leaders refuses to admit the recent terror attack in Ottawa was committed by a terrorist!

    Paul Cerar
    Toronto, Canada

  • As ISIS is going down in Iraq and no more a main threat (as Frau Merkel declared once)to Europe, Putin’s Russia turned again to Hamas to ignite a new conflict (to repel the world attention from its actions in Ukraine and soon-to-be in Europe

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