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  • Claim: Israeli Aircraft Struck Islamic State Targets in Egypt’s Sinai

    03/30/2016 1:57:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 29, 2016 | by AARON KLEIN AND ALI WAKED
    TEL AVIV – A news agency known for its close ties to the Islamic State claimed that Israeli aircraft on Tuesday struck outposts of Wilayat Sinai, the IS’s branch in the Egyptian Sinai. With no documentary evidence to back up its claim, the Amaq News Agency reported that seven “Israeli drones, war-planes and helicopters” bombed targets in the IS-heavy north-eastern Sinai. Contacted by Brietbart Jerusalem, a spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces declined to comment, explaining it is the IDF’s general policy to refrain from commenting on reports of operations outside the boundaries of Israel and the Gaza Strip. IS...
  • Israeli policymakers' alarming over-reliance on Egypt to grapple with Hamas and ISIS

    07/03/2015 5:03:32 PM PDT · by kindred · 3 replies
    http://www.debka.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | unknown
    Egyptian troops battle ISIS in Sinai The statements coming from different Israeli spokesmen this week were not just at dangerous variance with the actual events but with one another, when it came to Egypt’s massive confrontation this week with ISIS close to Israel’s border, a fresh round of Palestinian West Bank anti-Israel terror and the ambivalent role played by Hamas extremists in all these events. Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai said in an Al Jazeera interview Thursday, July 2, that Israel had “clear evidence” of Hamas aiding the offensive the Islamic State’s Sinai affiliate...
  • Israel opens second int'l airport in response to flight cancellations

    07/23/2014 6:23:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Transportation minister orders that Uvda airport near Eilat be utilized to replace Ben-Gurion Airport beginning noon local time. Transportation Minister Israel Katz on Wednesday instructed the relevant agencies to immediately open the Uvda airport, the country's second terminus for air traffic which lies just north of Eilat, in the wake of the spate of flight cancellations announced by major foreign airlines. Katz convened a meeting of senior civilian aviation officials who recommended that the Uvda airport be utilized to replace Ben-Gurion Airport. Related: • US urges deferral of travel to Israel, increases first aid to Gaza • El Al says...
  • Israel allows 1,500 Jordanians to work in Eilat

    06/29/2014 11:03:38 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 1 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 29, 2014 | AFP
    The Israeli government Sunday authorized 1,500 more Jordanians to come and work in its Red Sea resort of Eilat to combat a labor shortage, the tourism ministry said. The Jordanians would enter Israel to work and go back across the border to Jordan at night once their shift was finished, the ministry said in a statement. “I am persuaded that this decision will reinforce peace between Israel and Jordan, and help reduce high unemployment in southern Jordan,” it quoted Tourism Minister Uzi Landau as saying.
  • China seeks strategic foothold in Israel

    03/25/2014 11:25:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 24.03.2014 | Blair Cunningham
    The continued threat of economic boycotts targeting Israel hasn’t deterred China from forging ahead with a new freight rail link through Israel. The planned link could provide an alternative to the Suez Canal. The project would connect the 300-plus kilometers between Eilat on the Red Sea and Ashdod Port on the Mediterranean. And it could be the chance for China to gain a foothold in the region. …
  • Mount Sinai Found!

    02/08/2014 1:58:40 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies
    Simcha Jacobovici TV ^ | June 11, 2013 | Simcha Jacobovici
    For those who have never been to Mitzpe Ramon, you’re missing out. It’s on the edge of the Ramon makhtesh -- Israel’s Grand Canyon. In fact, although it is called a “crater” in English, it is actually a “makhtesh” i.e., a “box canyon”, formed not by a meteor or a river, but by geological processes of a receding ocean. It is the world’s largest “makhtesh”! ... In any event, no one listened, but everyone had a lot of fun. My friend Hershel Shanks who moderated my session chided me for being too confident. He wanted me to have an appropriate...
  • Fearing Terror Attacks, El Al Halts Eilat Flights

    11/07/2013 4:36:34 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    El Al Airlines will no longer fly to Eilat because of safety concerns over new flight paths. The airline said Tuesday that it was canceling its night flights to Eilat. Two months ago, El Al said it was halting its daytime flights to the southern resort city. The decision on the night flights will go into effect in two weeks, when the routes changed for daytime hours will go into effect for nighttime hours as well. "The Civil Aviation Authority announced that it is changing the route of night flights as of Nov. 18 to a route which El Al...
  • Israel army shoots down rocket near Egypt border

    08/13/2013 4:20:45 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    AP via indpendentmail.com ^ | August 13, 2013 | DANIEL ESTRIN
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military shot down a rocket launched toward a Red Sea resort town near the border with Egypt on Tuesday, the army said. It was the first time Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system successfully intercepted a rocket attack on the resort of Eilat, the military said. The incident came after days of heightened tension along the Egypt-Israel border. The army said the rocket was intercepted early Tuesday and that there were no injuries. It didn't provide more details and declined to comment on the origins of the projectile. An al-Qaida-inspired militant group based in Egypt's...
  • IDF Orders Eilat Airport Shut Down

    08/08/2013 10:35:22 AM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/8/13 | Gil Ronen
    A security assessment led to the immediate shutdown of the southern airport. The IDF ordered the immediate shutdown of the airport at Eilat Thursday to all arriving and departing flights, following an unspecified security assessment. The assessment is most likely linked to terrorist activity in the Sinai desert, which borders on the southern port city. Takeoffs of flights headed north were initially allowed to take place but were also stopped later in the evening. The IDF will open the airfield at Uvda as an alternate landing spot for flights diverted from Eilat. The Egyptian military has been conducting a large...
  • Israel closes Eilat airport over security concerns

    08/08/2013 10:09:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    ap ^ | 8/8/13 | MAX J. ROSENTHAL
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says it has ordered the closure of the airport in the Red Sea resort of Eilat. An official in the military spokesman's office said Thursday that the military has instructed the airport to cancel all landings and departures until further notice. She says the decision was made as a result of a security assessment, but did not elaborate. She spoke on condition of anonymity in line with briefing regulations.
  • Rockets hit southern Israeli resort of Eilat

    04/29/2013 1:50:48 PM PDT · by kimtom · 14 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Apr 17, 2013 | Reuters staff
    (Reuters) - Two rockets fired from Egypt's Sinai peninsula struck Israel's Red Sea resort of Eilat on Wednesday, causing no casualties or damage, the Israeli military said, in an attack claimed by Islamist militants. The incident was likely to fuel Israeli concerns about lawlessness in neighboring Sinai, where militant groups have stepped up their activities since Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's downfall in 2011. An Israeli military spokeswoman said two rockets were launched from Sinai and both hit open areas. Egypt's military said it formed a "technical committee of specialists" to examine whether the attack was carried out from Egyptian territory....
  • Rocket fired from Egypt hits Israeli city of Eilat [Bibi:Sinai now a terror zone]

    04/05/2012 5:29:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 April 2012 Last updated at 02:04 ET | BBC
    A Grad rocket has landed in the southern Israeli city of Eilat, but has caused no damage or injuries, Israeli security officials said. District police chief Ron Gertner told Israeli radio the rocket had been fired from Egypt's Sinai peninsula. He said it struck a construction site close to a residential area shortly after midnight (21:00 GMT). The blast took place as thousands congregated in the resort town for the Jewish holiday of Passover. Rocket attacks from Egyptian soil are uncommon. Attacks on Eilat and the nearby Jordanian town of Aqaba in 2010 killed one person and injured another four....
  • Egypt Denies Sinai Rocket Launch

    04/06/2012 7:31:57 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/4/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Egyptian officials on Thursday denied that three Grad rockets which struck the city of Eilat in the pre-dawn hours were fired from the Sinai desert. Mahamoud El-Hefnawy, Cairo's director of security for the Sinai sector, told Egyptian media that the rockets fired at Eilat did not emanate from Sinai. Hefnawy said that "the situation in the southern sector is excellent. There are regular patrols and stakeouts across all roads. If anyone seems suspect they are stopped for inspections meant to stop any terrorist elements from entering the area." He claimed that Egyptian border patrols are constantly present across the sector...
  • New Eilat Brigade to Guard South

    11/24/2011 1:10:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/11 | Gil Ronen
    The IDF's Southern Command is establishing a new regional brigade that will operate as part of the Edom army group. The IDF website explained that the Eilat Regiment "was born as a result of tension along the border with Egypt, that rose following the toppling of the government in Egypt and intensified after the terror attack on Route 12 in August." Eight Israelis died in the combined attack by terrorists who reached the Eilat border area by traveling from Gaza through the Sinai. The new brigade will operate in the Eilat area and along part of the Israel-Egypt border. It...
  • Nationalist MK Suspects Cover-Up of Eilat Terror Attacks

    08/28/2011 4:11:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/8/11 | Gil Ronen
    MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union) has filed a parliamentary query in which he asks Defense Minister Ehud Barak why the IDF is ignoring testimony about Egyptian soldiers' involvement in the murderous terror attacks near Eilat. Several civilian eyewitnesses have said in press interviews that Egyptian soldiers were involved in the attacks. They said that they saw people in military fatigues shooting at them from within the Egyptian military positions, or right next to them. "I would like to know why the IDF has refrained from questioning the civilians," the former IDF Chief Medical Officer wrote, "and whether it is possible...
  • Egyptian Parliamentarians Want Eilat

    08/27/2011 2:54:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/8/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    In the wake of recent reports of a joint Israeli-Jordanian plan to link the Red Sea on the Israeli side and the Dead Sea on the Jordanian Side, parliamentarians in Egypt are agitating for the nation's caretaker junta to demand Israel surrender the port-city of Eilat. Egypt has insisted it has a claim to the city of Eilat since it lost the city to the nascent state of Israel in the wake of the Egyptian army's defeat in Israel's 1948 War of Independence, but after the 1979 Camp David Accords the claim was officially dropped. Or so it seemed. The...
  • Eilat Survivor Feigned Death Next to Husband's Body

    08/19/2011 1:00:36 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/8/11 | Maayana Miskin
    A survivor of the attacks Thursday near Eilat feigned death for an hour after she and her husband were hit by terrorist gunfire. Her husband was killed. Yosef and Esther Levy of Holon were driving on Highway 12 when they were ambushed by terrorists with guns and bomb belts. The terrorists sprayed the car with fire, hitting both passengers and causing the vehicle to overturn. “There was blood on the floor, and I heard my husband moaning,” Esther later told Yediot Aharonot. “I saw that his shirt was covered in blood.” Esther was hit in the shoulder and suffered additional...
  • IDF strikes Gaza in response to attacks; 5 reported dead

    08/18/2011 10:01:45 AM PDT · by mojito · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/18/2011 | Yaakov Katz
    The IDF attacked terror targets in Rafah in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, in response to a three-stage terrorist attack which killed seven Israelis and wounded dozens in the South earlier in the day. Five Palestinians were killed in the joint IDF and Shin Bet strike. Among those killed was the chief of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), Kamal al-Nairab. The four others that were killed were also members of the terrorist faction . Security sources said that the PRC was behind Thursday's triple attack near Eilat. They added that the operatives had crossed from the Gaza Strip into Egypt...
  • Israel accuses US of bias over State Department caution

    08/09/2010 10:42:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 8/8/10 | Adrian Blomfield
    Israel has accused the United States of bias and rewarding terrorism after the State Department urged Americans visiting Eilat to exercise caution following a rocket attack on the Red Sea resort. Israel's tourism ministry on Sunday said it was angered because the State Department had not issued a separate advisory warning of similar dangers in the nearby Jordanian city of Aqaba. Suspected Islamist militants last week fired five rockets on Eilat, Israel's only city on the Red Sea, one of which went astray and killed a Jordanian national in Aqaba, which lies on the other side of the bay. There...
  • 4 Rockets Fall In South; None Injured ["near Kibbutz Nahal Oz"]

    07/24/2010 11:40:54 PM PDT · by Cindy · 60 replies · 27+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 07.24.10, 23:50 / Israel News | Shmulik Hadad
    SNIPPET: "Police are working to figure out the origin of the rocket that was fired from the Gaza Strip Saturday evening and exploded near Kibbutz Nahal Oz, without causing damage or injures. A total of four rockets and two mortar shells were fired at Israel on Saturday, causing no injuries. An initial examination revealed that the rocket fired at Nahal Oz was manufactured using professional means, most likely outside of the borders of the Gaza Strip. The rocket had a diameter of 115 millimeters, and police sappers were working to locate fragments of it to be tested."