Israel´s MI chief: IDF foiled more than 10 terror plots in Sinai (HAŽARETZ NEWS) By Gili Cohen 04/06/12)
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Israel´s Military Intelligence chief said Thursday that the Israel
Defense Forces has foiled more than 10 terror plots in Sinai over the
last two months.
Major General Aviv Kochavi, speaking during a graduation ceremony for
new Military Intelligence officers, said that the rocket fired at
Eilat shows the significant changes taking place in the region.
"Terror organizations are strengthening their hold on the Sinai
Peninsula," said Major General Aviv Kochavi, during a graduation
ceremony for new Military Intelligence officers.
"The Middle East, the place where the pace of armament is already the
fastest in the world, is dramatically changing," he said. "It may be
that the winds of change are carrying opportunities, but in the short
term, the dangers are increasing."
Kochavi said that in the coming years, Israel´s Military Intelligence
must prepare for an increase in regional threats.
Early Thursday morning, a grad rocket exploded near a residential
area in the southern Israeli city of Eilat. No was wounded and no
damage was done, but some Eilat residents were said to be suffering
Security forces found traces of the rocket near a building site in
the Shahamon neighborhood early on Thursday morning, about 150 meters
from a residential area, after strong explosions shook the city
approximatley twenty minutes after midnight on Wednesday.
Security forces continued to search for traces of more rockets,
thought to have been fired toward the city from the Sinai Peninsula.
(© Copyright 2012 Ha´aretz 04/06/12)
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