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July 11, 2016 9:12 am

Israel Conducting Drone Strikes in Sinai With Egypt’s Permission, Former Israeli Official Says

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Israel has conducted numerous drone strikes from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Photo: Kaidor via Wikimedia Commons.

Israel has conducted numerous drone strikes from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Photo: Kaidor via Wikimedia Commons.

A former senior Israel official said his country has conducted numerous drone attacks on militants in Sinai in recent years with Egypt’s blessing. He spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential military activity.

Israel’s closeness to El-Sisi precedes his presidency. When he was defense minister, Israel lobbied the U.S. to release military aid to Cairo suspended over Egypt’s deadly crackdown on Islamists. They argued it was needed to address security threats in Sinai, the former senior Israeli official said.

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  • Yaakov

    If the military activity is confidential, then it would seem the former official should not have been discussing it.

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