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Airstrikes in Sinai Evidence of Arab-Israel Cooperation

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While leaders of Arab nations have continued to publicly vilify Israel, things are changing behind the scenes. Our friends at JNS report that shared foes such as ISIS, Iran, and Islamist extremists have found Israel's Arab neighbors cooperating with her:

The Sinai Peninsula has become a safe haven for terrorists and jihadist activity in recent years. Despite considerable efforts by Egyptian authorities, not only have the terrorists not been defeated, but the threat they pose has steadily grown. The apogee of the attacks came in late 2015, when Sinai-based terrorists shot down a Russian passenger jet, killing 224 people on board. In the wake of that attack, however, Israel decided to enter the fray, the New York Times reported over the weekend.

According to the revelations, for over two years, Israeli drones, helicopters and jets waged a covert campaign against terrorist groups in Sinai, consisting of over 100 airstrikes on Egyptian soil – sometimes one attack a week – under the approval of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu viewed the military campaign in Egypt as a tool to make the Americans understand that Cairo was in need of Israel’s help...

Tags: Egypt , Middle East Unrest , IDF

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