Friday, June 02, 2006

Israeli Army Kills 2 Gunmen on Egypt Border.


Israeli soldiers killed two gunmen dressed as Egyptian army officers who attacked them on Israel's border with Egypt on Friday, an Israeli military spokeswoman said.


The gunmen were part of a three-person squad that stormed across the frontier at dawn near Israel's Mount Saguy, opposite the Egyptian border town of Bir el-Ma'in, Lieutenant Michal Luft said. The third gunman fled back over the border, she said.
"The gunmen killed in the clash were in Egyptian military uniforms with officer ranks, which is rare as Egyptian army officers do not generally come to this area," Luft said. She declined to speculate on the identity of the gunmen.
An Egyptian Interior Ministry spokesman said he heard of a clash at Israel's border between three men coming from Egypt and the Israeli military, but said he had not heard they were wearing Egyptian army uniforms. He declined to comment further.
Egypt was the first Arab state to sign a peace deal with Israel, in 1978, and their desert border is largely unfenced.
The frontier sees regular smuggling and occasional attempts by Palestinian militants from the coastal Gaza Strip to cross into the Egyptian Sinai and from there infiltrate into Israel.
Friday's incident took place 100 km (63 miles) from Gaza, a distance unusual for Palestinian infiltrations, Luft said.
Israeli troops killed an Egyptian smuggler in a border clash on Tuesday.

4 Comments:

At 12:58 PM , Blogger xavier said...

Raif:
How imprudent of them! First, if they were captured, they would've been summarily executed under the Geneva convention for being spies and sabatoeurs once it was discovered they weren't soldiers
Second, these terrorists could've provoked an interantional incident by tricking the Israelis into thinking that this was a sanctioned attack by a sovereign country

xavier

 
At 6:13 PM , Anonymous raif said...

Xavier,

Re. what you say:

"Second, these terrorists could've provoked an interantional incident by tricking the Israelis into thinking that this was a sanctioned attack by a sovereign country"

I wonder if this WAS the purpose for such an action.

 
At 6:34 PM , Blogger xavier said...

Raif:
And what for? What do some Palestinean factions now want Egyptians to be killed? Do these Palestian factions really believe that any of their 'brothers' would come and help them? The same way they're giving money so the Authority can pay its employees?

Frankly, everyone has to snap out of this fantasy land they live in.

xavier

 
At 5:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best regards from NY! » » »

 

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