Shots fired from Egypt at Israeli troops

Gunshots fired across the border from Egypt on Sunday hit an Israeli army bus but caused no casualties, a military spokeswoman said.

The attack, in the central sector of the porous desert frontier, may heighten Israeli fears of an erosion of security in the Egyptian Sinai given the political upheaval in Cairo.

A Sinai pipeline built to supply Israel and Jordan with gas was blown up in a separate incident on Sunday, the 15th such sabotage since the start of a popular revolt that toppled the U.S.-aligned Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in February last year.

Mubarak was succeeded by Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is ideologically hostile to the Jewish state and linked to the Hamas Islamists who run the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian territory that also abuts Sinai.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in April that Sinai was becoming a lawless “Wild West,” but his government has since signaled more confidence in the new Egyptian government’s ability to restore order.

Last month, gunmen whom the Israeli military said crossed into Israel from Sinai fired on Israelis building a barrier on the border, killing one worker before soldiers shot dead two of the attackers.

An Egyptian security source said officials were still investigating what he described as “Israel’s claims that a sniper opened fire from inside the Egyptian lands near Egypt’s borders with Israel towards a bus carrying Israeli passengers.”

Reuters

  • Moe2000

    ¬†Israel’s founders have lusted over the waters of Lebanon’s Litnai River
    since before it Israeli regime was even spawned. Israel has tried to
    gain a foothold on its banks twice, but both times were forced to
    withdraw due to Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia and international pressure.

    Almost 40% of Israel’s current water water supply already
    comes from the occupied Palestinian West Bank and Syrian Golan in
    violation of article 49 of the IV Geneva Convention, but Israel’s
    overuse of its own coastal water aquifers and those they are pilfering
    have cause many of them to become increasingly brackish, so Israel once
    again has it sights set on occupying Lebanon’s water once again.

    Israel even code named its 1978 invasion of Lebanon “Operation
    Litani”, so it would appear that Netanocchio is desperately looking to
    create any pretext he can to blame Hezbollah for the attract in order to
    justify Israel launching “Operation Litani III”.

    • 5thDrawer

      Well Moe. Because of the rampant overpopulation by various people’s not sticking to the recommended 2.3 children per family, even the Dead Sea is 1/2 dead and the Jordan river is a trickle of it’s former self. Everyone wants food … and that needs water … and unsalty chemically-free clean is usually best. Maybe Lebanon should make a ‘deal’ before all the snow-caps melt, and get some money to handle the shortfall of tourists and the ICC costs … Israelis like making deals like all Arab/Egyptian/Bedouin/Jordanian peoples. No? ūüėČ
      Everyone ignores the realities of nature …..

      But better not let them hear this story from the Tripoli Star … until after you get the money. ūüėČ
      By Rakan al-Fakih | July 23, 2012 01:15 AM
      As if the foul smell were not enough, the risk of disease and insect bites from the polluted Litani River have finally forced Khalil Soueid to put his riverside family home in the Bekaa Valley village of Bar Elias up for sale.

    • Jewy McJew

      There is a water crisis through out the middle-east
      The Jews invent new technology that allows them to desalinate efficiently and recycle 80% of their fresh water supply, 8 times more than the anyone else. 

      The Arabs blame it on the Jews.

  • Moe2000

    ¬†Israel’s founders have lusted over the waters of Lebanon’s Litnai River
    since before it Israeli regime was even spawned. Israel has tried to
    gain a foothold on its banks twice, but both times were forced to
    withdraw due to Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia and international pressure.

    Almost 40% of Israel’s current water water supply already
    comes from the occupied Palestinian West Bank and Syrian Golan in
    violation of article 49 of the IV Geneva Convention, but Israel’s
    overuse of its own coastal water aquifers and those they are pilfering
    have cause many of them to become increasingly brackish, so Israel once
    again has it sights set on occupying Lebanon’s water once again.

    Israel even code named its 1978 invasion of Lebanon “Operation
    Litani”, so it would appear that Netanocchio is desperately looking to
    create any pretext he can to blame Hezbollah for the attract in order to
    justify Israel launching “Operation Litani III”.

    • 5thDrawer

      Well Moe. Because of the rampant overpopulation by various people’s not sticking to the recommended 2.3 children per family, even the Dead Sea is 1/2 dead and the Jordan river is a trickle of it’s former self. Everyone wants food … and that needs water … and unsalty chemically-free clean is usually best. Maybe Lebanon should make a ‘deal’ before all the snow-caps melt, and get some money to handle the shortfall of tourists and the ICC costs … Israelis like making deals like all Arab/Egyptian/Bedouin/Jordanian peoples. No? ūüėČ
      Everyone ignores the realities of nature …..

    • JewyMcJew

      There is a water crisis through out the middle-east
      The Jews invent new technology that allows them to desalinate efficiently and recycle 80% of their fresh water supply, 8 times more than the anyone else. 

      The Arabs blame it on the Jews.