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February 13, 2015 3:36 pm

IDF Preparing for Possible Jihadist Attacks Along Egyptian Border

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Satellite view of the Egypt's Sinai region, bordering on Israel in the Northeast. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.orgIsrael Defense Forces (IDF) officers say it is only a “matter of time” before Islamic State-affiliated jihadist groups attack Israeli towns along the Egyptian border.

According to Lt. Col. Gilad Avralinzi, an engineering officer with the IDF’s 80th division, the IDF Engineering Corps has spent the past year preparing the Sinai Peninsula border fence in anticipation of hostile actions from jihadist groups in the region, Israel Radio reported.

Avralinzi said the IDF will bolster the border fence during the next year with sophisticated electronics and surveillance equipment, including cameras, optics, and radars.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has waged a massive campaign to destroy Sinai-based terror groups such as the Islamic State-affiliated Wilayat Sinai (Province of Sinai), which was formerly known as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis. Wilayat Sinai was behind a recent series of attacks that killed 30 Egyptian security personnel. This week, the group released a video showing the decapitation of 10 men whom it accused of spying for Israel and Egypt.

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  • Robin Benoff

    Israel must do all in its power to warn the west and protect itself from dangers of nuclear Iran and evil Isis waiting and lurking at all Israeli borders.Tiny Israel seems to be the jewel in the throne and the desire of muslims to be their own. Am Yisrael chai

  • Historian

    The brotherhood or members of Hamas will be wearing Egyptians Solders uniforms or IDF uniforms to hide their identity!! Egypt should be warned ASAP