Al-Qaeda-linked group releases clip showing terrorists preparing for
attack that killed Israeli on Egypt border
A video released by the Mujahideen Shura Council on Friday documents
the preparations leading up to the terror attack that killed an
Israeli civilian on the border with Egypt last month.
The 38-minute clip shows members of the global Jihad movement
tracking IDF activity along the border, paying special attention to
traffic on the road adjacent to the fence. The terrorists also traced
the activity of the Egyptian army.
In the video, one operative is heard describing the Israeli army as
one that "employs any means necessary to protect Jews and kill any
Jihad militant that nears the border."
The man noted, however, that the breaches in Israel´s border have
only expanded recently. The terrorists even allegedly managed to find
a weak spot adjacent to an area populated by Israelis.
The clip contains footage of Israeli cars near the fence, including
IDF patrol vehicles.
On June 18, a terror cell managed to infiltrate Israel´s southern
border, fire a rocket-propelled grenade and open fire towards
laborers building the border fence. One of the workers, Said
Phashpashe, 36, from Haifa, was killed.
IDF troops returned fire, killing two of the terrorists. Days after
the fact, the Mujahideen Shura Council – a shadowy al-Qaeda-linked
group – took responsibility for the attack in a video. The clip
introduced the operatives who were killed.
The newly-released video shows the two terrorists training day and
looking over the photos collected by the group´s intelligence agents
and inspecting a model of the border area.
They are also briefed by a masked top operative, who instructs them
to slip out of the Egyptian post located near the spot where the
border would be breached.
According to the video, the terrorists were meant to detonate a bomb
near a patrol car, and then fire an RPG at another vehicle. One of
the terrorists is then shown preparing the explosive device, and
expressing hope that more suicide attacks and ambushes would target
Jews in the future.
"We are a nation that doesn´t know what humiliation is," another
terrorist is heard saying. "We are like missiles that you never have
and never will develop."
The video concludes with a previously-released recording in which the
two terrorists announce their murderous intentions.