Posts Tagged ‘border police’

Israeli forces kill man sneaking over Egypt border

July 13th, 2012 Comments off

Israel has expedited work on a massive steel barrier along its border with SinaiIsraeli border police killed one man and wounded another when the two tried to cross the Egyptian border into Israel, the army said on Friday.

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Tensions Still High in Sinai as Egypt Protests to Israel

August 19th, 2011 Comments off

Several Egyptian policemen have been killed along the Egyptian-Israeli border; it’s still not clear whether they were killed by Israeli fire aimed at militants inside Sinai, or by militants when they tried to block their retreating back into Sinai; but Egypt has strongly protested to Israel; in addition to three border police killed in this clash, another policeman was killed by militants eyesterday as well. Tensions have rarely been this high in recent decades.

Egyptian-Israeli tensions are rising, but the real problem is the growing instability in Sinai, which Egypt blames on  Al-Qa‘ida elements.

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