Sunday, February 03, 2008

Sinai crawling with terrorists

From a Ynet Report, by Roee Nahmias, 1/2/08:

Al-Sharq al-Awsat reports Hamas operatives, planning to attack tourists, captured by Egyptian security forces in peninsula

Egyptian security forces arrested Thursday two Palestinian terror cells in Sinai...the men arrested were all Hamas operatives who were planning to carry out terror attacks against tourists in the peninsula. They were found to be carrying explosives.

Egyptian security officials confirmed that 10 operatives were captured, and added that two escaped and that security force were still searching for them....

... Wednesday, Egyptians security forces arrested five Palestinians in Taba, across the border from Eilat, who were in possession of a bomb belt which they planned to use in a suicide bombing in Israel, Egyptian newspaper al-Ahram reported.... additional group of Palestinians was caught in possession of a map indicating openings and troop concentrations along the Israeli-Egyptian border..... The Palestinians were also found with a large explosive device and some sophisticated weapons including sniper rifles....

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