Huge jihadi strike in Sinai spells danger for Egypt and Israel

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 2, 2015

The coordinated attack carried out on Wednesday by an affiliate of Daesh in Sinai against multiple Egyptian military targets, killing at least 70 soldiers and capturing a coastal town for a few hours, was the largest such operation carried out on Egyptian soil and could turn out to be a pivotal moment for the region.


Sinai jihadis near Israel border declare loyalty to Islamic State

By Naomi Firsht, November 4, 2014

A Sinai terror group operating close to Egypt’s border with Israel has sworn allegiance to Islamic State.


Eilat attack reveals reach of new Sinai jihadi group

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 6, 2014

A rocket fired from Sinai towards Eilat on Friday night was intercepted by an Iron Dome battery and destroyed in the air before it could cause any damage.

Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, the jihadist organisation that has been sowing terror in Egypt, took responsibility. This was the second such attack on Eilat in less than two weeks.