Sinai Salafists continue to threaten Israel, Egypt security

Security in the increasingly lawless Sinai peninsula continued to be a pressing issue in both Egypt and Israel this week, with threats to both countries from the al-Qaida affiliated Salafist jihadi groups who have found fertile breeding grounds in the Sinai peninsula since the Egyptian revolution.
On Thursday, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Freedom and Justice Party demanded that law enforcement authorities must move to regain control of security in Sinai, following a week of reports of terrorist activity in the troubled peninsula.
Over the past months, al-Qaida linked groups have conducted a series of deadly terrorist attacks against both Egyptian and Israeli interests on the border, including the September 21 shooting that killed 20-year-old Corporal Natanel Yehoshua Yahalomi.
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