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Several members of Egypt’s security forces were killed in the Sinai Peninsula on Thursday in violent clashes with an insurgent group affiliated with the Islamic State. Egypt army spokesman Tamer el-Rifai said that security forces were carrying out a raid on a suspected Sinai Province base, where they uncovered explosives,...

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Israel quietly withdrew its ambassador to Egypt, and all the embassy team, due to fears that Islamic State operatives in Cairo would target them. The Telegraph reported on Tuesday that Ambassador David Govrin returned to Israel two and half months ago, though his departure remained confidential. Israeli security officials recommended that the...

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Israel’s Borders Heat Up Towns on Israel’s northern and southern borders came under attack this week. On Monday, three rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel, leading the Israel Defense Forces to strike three Hamas targets in in response, including a naval base. It still isn’t clear who fired the rockets...

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An ISIS affiliate based in the Sinai Peninsula has claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s rocket attacks against Eilat and threatened to launch more in the future, The Times of Israel reported Thursday. Sinai Province, which has an estimated 800 to 1,000 members, said in a statement online, “A military squad fired a number...

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The United Nations Security Council has postponed a vote on an anti-Israel resolution that was set to take place on Thursday afternoon, The Times of Israel reported. Egypt, which introduced the resolution, requested the delay following “high level” contacts with Israel. No alternate date and time for the vote has been announced, with one...

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Hamas is treating Islamic State fighters in the Gaza Strip and helping the fellow terrorist group transfer weapons to the Sinai Peninsula, where heavy fighting continues between the ISIS-affiliated Sinai Province and the Egyptian army, Avi Issacharoff reported Sunday in The Times of Israel. “It has recently become clear to the Egyptians...

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The ISIS-affiliate terrorist group in Egypt has announced that its liaison to Hamas in the neighboring Gaza Strip has been killed. ISIS’s Sinai Province released a statement confirming the death of Hashem Abdel Aileh Kishtah, although it did not specify how he had died. It is thought that Kishtah, who...

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, on July 10, 2016, during a visit to Israel for the first time in nearly a decade. Foreign Minister Shoukry came to meet Netanyahu to support the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO *** Local Caption *** ?????
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Egyptian-Israeli relations are at their “highest level in history,” regional analysts told the Qatari-owned broadcaster Al Jazeera on Monday, with Cairo and Jerusalem having forged a “full partnership and unbreakable alliance.” The two countries share mutual defense concerns, particularly the extensive coordination between Hamas and Sinai Province, an ISIS affiliate...

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Egyptian officials announced on Sunday that almost 300 members of an ISIS affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula have been arrested over involvement in 17 terror attacks, including two plots to assassinate Egypt’s president. Egyptian state prosecutors announced that 292 people were arrested following a year-long investigation, according to the official...

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Amid a faltering economy, Egypt is looking to Israel for economic assistance, with the two countries discussing a series of large-scale projects, Ynet reported Tuesday. The news is the latest example of increasingly-close ties between the two neighbors, who have reached a new level of cooperation under Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after decades...

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