Al Qaeda behind anti-Israel attacks from Gaza, Sinai. Egypt posts elite unit

Al Qaeda fighting elements from Libya are spearheading much of the violence against Israel from Sinai and the Gaza Strip since early June  –  a dangerous development Israel, Hamas, Egypt and the US prefer to conceal.

Deeply concerned, Cairo has just posted its elite counter-terrorist “999 unit” in El Arish, on Egypt’s border with the Gaza Strip and along the northern sector of its frontier with Israel, in an effort to counter the newly-arrived jihadis. Israel also faces a menacing al Qaeda presence on its northern border with Syria.

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Comment:

Interesting! Al-Qaeda is always appearing in places unfriendly to the U.S. and Israel. One could think that  its role is to destabilize targeted countries, to provoke religious and ethnic conflicts, and to provide official justification for military intervention. Wasn’t Al-Qaeda supposed to be an enemy of the U.S. and Israel?

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