A close call on this side of the border as terrorists almost infiltrated Israel after killing a number of guards on the Egyptian side. The Israeli government says
the terrorists were backed by Iran:
JERUSALEM, Israel -- An Israeli official blamed Iran for backing a terror attack at the southern border with Egypt.
On Sunday, global jihad terrorists stormed an Egyptian military base in the Sinai desert. They reportedly killed 16 Egyptian soldiers, hijacked two armored vehicles, and headed for the Israeli border.
Israeli troops searched the border area after they prevented what could have been a major terror attack with mass casualties along the Egyptian border.
One of the hijacked Egyptian vehicles blew up as it crashed into the Kerem Shalom Crossing that connects Israel, the Gaza Strip, and Egypt.
The Israeli Air Force targeted the second vehicle, but a number of terrorists jumped out and fired on Israeli troops and were killed.
Former Israeli ambassador to Egypt Zvi Mazel said Egypt didn't want to work with Israel to stop global jihad terrorists from gaining a foothold in the Sinai.
"Israel was warning Egypt and the world-at-large that Sinai and Gaza have become a terror base to attack Israel, especially Sinai," Mazel told CBN News. "Now we can say it's a wakeup call for the Egyptians."
Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren blamed Iran for the attack in a Twitter post.
With the Muslim Brotherhood gaining a foothold in Egypt's politics now, of course the Israeli government can't expect them to actually want to help stop jihadists from penetrating Israel.
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