Terrorists open fire at soldier bus near Israel-Egypt border

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Damage caused to the bus, IDF (Zahal) soldiers currently searching the area. Head of Intelligence said last week that over 10 terror attack infrastructures recently dismantled

Date: 22/07/2012, 4:14 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

Terrorists opened fire at a bus driving IDF (Zahal) soldiers to their bases near the Israel-Egypt border, today (Sunday, July 22). No injuries were reported, though damage was caused to the bus as a result of the fire. IDF (Zahal) soldiers are currently searching the area.

Just last month, June 2012, an Israeli civilian was killed in a multi-pronged terror attack that included use of anti-tank fire, an explosive and light weapons fire. The civilian was working at a construction site building the security fence at Israel’s border with Egypt.

Approximately one month ago during a tour of the region, Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, said that “terrorist bases in the Sinai Peninsula are multiplying and we expect Egypt to assert its sovereignty over the region.”

Last week, Head of the Military Intelligence Directorate, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi said, “Recently over ten infrastructures of deadly terror attacks were dismantled. Egyptian officials consider Sinai a secondary priority, and terror infrastructures are currently being tracked.”