Behind the lines: Salafi insurgency fermenting

15.02.2014                      15.Adar I.5774                      Schuschan P. Katan, Ki Tisa

Sinai:

Behind the lines: Salafi insurgency fermenting

While the main focus of the jihadi groups in northern Sinai is the regime in Cairo, the situation in the peninsula has serious implications for Israel.

Northern Sinai has long played host to a variety of smuggling networks and jihadi organizations. Since Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s July 3 military coup in Egypt, however, there has been an exponential increase in attacks emanating from this area….