Skip to comments.Gunmen slaughter guards in Sinai border attack
Posted on 08/05/2012 2:41:34 PM PDT by BlackVeil
Gunmen killed at least 13 Egyptian border guards before smashing through the country's border with Israel in stolen armoured vehicles, Egyptian and Israeli officials said.
The Israeli military said the gunmen crossed into Israel near the Kerem Shalom (Karm Abu Salem) crossing after killing the guards on the Egyptian side of the border.
Spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovich said one of the vehicles was destroyed by a helicopter while the other exploded by itself.
Egyptian security and medical sources said at least 13 border guards had died on their side of the border when the gunmen, dressed in Bedouin clothing, opened fire.
... Sinai-based Islamist militants are believed to have been responsible for several rocket attacks against Israel, which also blamed them for a cross-border ambush last year that killed nine Israelis.
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Was 0moslem one of the gunmen?
Israel took care of business, and now the terrorists are all cinders and ashes.
Love this: “exploded by itself”. Things that make you go hhmmmmmm....
Note that the terrorists had no qualms about killing the Egyptian (presumably Moslem) military/border guards. Is this a leadup to full scale operations against the Army (the only barrier to a full-blown Islamist Egypt)?
That is the question of the day.
I would say - yes, it is. And I think these militants are drawing energy and resources from their compatriots in Libya and Syria.
Gunmen killed at least 13 Egyptian border guards before smashing through the country's border with Israel in stolen armoured vehicles... one of the vehicles was destroyed by [an IAF] helicopter while the other exploded by itself... Sinai-based Islamist militants are believed to have been responsible for several rocket attacks against Israel, which also blamed them for a cross-border ambush last year that killed nine Israelis.
Kerem Shalom (Karm Abu Salem)—in Hebrew and arabic, it means Peace Crossing....Interesting.
Perhaps in Hebrew it means peace crossing and in Arabic it means piece crossing?
One second, Achmed had it floored, was screaming Allahu Achbar at the top of his voice. Next second, foomh!
The Sinai, that piece of land guarded by the blue helmets, I believe.
Were these UN egyptian guards getting slaughtered?
Love this: exploded by itself. Things that make you go hhmmmmmm....
Probably for the same reason that John Kerry managed to “wound” himself three times—total incompetence.
“MENA said the gunmen were “jihadists” from inside the Islamist Hamas-run Gaza Strip, to the north of the crossing.”
Hmmmmm, sounds like Palestinians to me. The culture of the “suicide bomber”.
Two comments: First, what was Romney thinking with that horrible, awkward gaffe of his? (/S) Second, Morsi will have to show if he is more Egyptian or more Muslim Brotherhood in reaction to this and similar incidents.
I rather doubt it. The typical MO of the blue helmets in such situations is to skeedaddle.
In the news last Thursday:
“Israelis Warned to Leave Sinai Now”
Sources in Israel are reporting that the other APC went over a landmine either on the Egyptian or Israeli side of that border. The other was taken out by the IAF. I hope there were many Jihadis all huddled together inside the APC when it was hit...
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