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Israel casts its eyes on violent Sinai region amid Egypt turmoil

( Israel should do all it can to help the new secular government in Egypt
beat the Muslim Brotherhood, even if that means amending the Military Annex of
the Camp David peace accords to allow more Egyptian military assets into the
Sinai Peninsula, the former director of the Israeli Counter-Terrorism Bureau in
the Prime Minister’s Office Brig. Gen. (Res.) Nitzan Nuriel told
Army Radio on Sunday.

A new Islamist terrorist group in the Sinai calling itself Ansar
al-Shariah announced its formation on Friday, Israel Hayom reported. The group, in a statement posted on an
online forum for terrorists, said it would gather arms and start training its

Israeli Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee
Chairman MK Avigdor Lieberman (Likud-Beytenu) warned over the weekend that jihadists
in the Sinai are taking advantage of the current turmoil in Egypt to stage
attacks on Israel. The
Sinai-based Sunni terrorist group Jamaat Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis took
responsibility for a rocket attack on Eilat last Thursday.

“What is transpiring in Egypt should in no doubt be worrying us,” he
said. “This is our largest neighboring country, the first one we signed a peace
agreement with, and clearly instability over there carries implications for the
entire region.”

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