Report: Israel Has Launched Several Drone Strikes Against Sinai in Recent Years

Report: Israel Has Launched Several Drone Strikes Against Sinai in Recent Years | Secret strikes done with ‘blessing’ of Egypt’s junta

While a lot of the focus of Israel’s relationship with Egypt lately has centered on rare critical comments from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry related to the ongoing occupation of Palestine, the reality of the situation is that since the Egyptian military launched a coup d’etat in summer of 2013, ties with Israel couldn’t be better.

Israeli officials today were bragging up their great ties with the Egyptian junta, with an unnamed former official confirming that Israel has launched several drone strikes against targets inside Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, with the “blessing” of the junta.

Egypt launched a major offensive into Sinai immediately following the coup, accusing local tribal factions of being in league with the ousted elected government. This spiraled quickly into a full-scale war with an Islamist group, which is now an ISIS affiliate.

Israel, which endorsed the coup as good for Mideast stability, has backed the junta from day one, and while it is unsurprising that they’d be backing the junta with military support, this is the first real admission to that effect that it has been ongoing, a fact the junta would doubtless like to keep secret.

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  • Don G.

    Drones aren’t the problem so take the emphasis off of using them. The problem is that Israel has attacked, regardless of the method being used.

    Emphasizing the use of drones only helps to legitimize the apartheid regime because they didn’t use huge modern bombs that wipe out entire villages in one big strike. Not to say that the use of any weapons against others by Israel is legitimate, but to put the use of drones in it’s proper perspective.