Sinai Jihadists Have Eilat in Sights

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eilatThe temporary closure of Eilat’s airport on Thursday stemmed from a terror threat emanating from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, apparently related to the possibility that Islamists will fire shoulder-launched missiles at airplanes.

Bedouin Salafist groups in Sinai have received large amounts of weapons from Iran and Libya over the past two years, mainly for transferring to Gaza. Some of the weapons remained in Sinai and are used by Islamist groups to carry out terror attacks against the Egyptian authorities and military, as well as against Israel.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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