Israel-Sinai border attack thwarted, but ominous signs loom ahead
Sinai has become, in essence, a no-man’s land, a failed state that serves as fertile ground for ultra-extremist groups – and the threat these pose is only now starting to crystallize.
Sunday's gun battle on the Israeli-Egyptian frontier ended satisfactorily from Israel's perspective. A timely Shin Bet warning allowed the IDF to effectively reinforce the border near Rafah. All terrorists who tried to enter Israel were killed, with no Israeli casualties. Nonetheless, the incident exposes some serious problems for Egypt now, and possibly for Israel later.