´IDF recently thwarted 10 terror plots from Sinai´ (JERUSALEM POST) By YAAKOV KATZ 04/06/12)
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The IDF has thwarted 10 different terrorist plots to attack Israel
from the Sinai Peninsula in the past two months, head of Military
Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi revealed on Thursday.
Speaking at a graduation ceremony for new Military Intelligence
officers, Kochavi said that the firing of a Katyusha rocket into
Eilat from the Sinai late Wednesday night was a demonstration of the
changes that are sweeping through the Middle East.
“It could be that the change will bring new opportunities but in the
short term the risks are increasing,” Kochavi said.
The intelligence chief said that terrorist groups were working to
establish a stronger presence in the Sinai. In December, The
Jerusalem Post reported how Hamas had established rocket production
lines in the Sinai and was also moving some of its weapons caches
there to protect them from Israeli airstrikes.
“As a result, we will need to prepare for new challenges and fronts,
for an increase in the threats and for more instability throughout
the region in the coming years,” Kochavi said. (© 1995-2011, The
Jerusalem Post 04/06/12)
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