Netanyahu to Cairo: Remove Egyptian Tanks from Sinai


egypt-sinaiAfter Egypt introduced tanks into northern Sinai as part of its campaign against Islamic terrorists there, the Israeli prime minister’s office sent a sharp message to Cairo, via the White House, requesting that Egypt withdraw its tanks immediately. Israel further requested that Egypt cease sending additional military forces into Sinai without prior coordination with Israel, viewing this as a serious violation of the peace treaty between the two countries.

The involvement of the Americans became necessary after the close coordination between the defense establishments of the two countries was damaged by recent events in Egypt. Israel is concerned that the Egyptians will take advantage of the current situation to increase their armored forces in Sinai for an unlimited period, and thereby bring about a serious change in the terms of the peace treaty.

{ Israel News Bureau}