Basically this was a war council. Where a negative vote signal restraint... and a positive vote means unconditional war. I hope the Israelis don’t overlook that the Sinai has been infiltrated by al-Qaeda militants... with Bedouins selling weapons supplied by Tehran. Al-Qaeda would love to open a base in the Sinai peninsula. It would give them direct access to Sharmel al-Shiekh and the Israeli city of Eilat. In Al Arish, a statement of responsibility was circulated and signed as... ‘Al Qaeda in the Sinai peninsula’. Israel needs to monitor the area with drones... and not depend on Egyptian or the multi-national force that is responsible for security.
Report: Palestinian, 18, killed in clashes with IDF in West Bank (Haaretz)