Report: Israel Launched Numerous Drone Strikes in Sinai
Attacks on militants in the Egyptian peninsula were carried out in recent years, former Israeli official tells Bloomberg.
Israel has launched several drone strikes on militants in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula in recent years, a former senior Israeli official told Bloomberg on Monday.
The attacks were carried out with Egypt's blessing, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.
Israel's deputy chief, Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, also quoted in the article, said cooperation between Israel and Egypt has never been better. “It’s not about love, it’s not about common values," Golan told Bloomerg.
"I wouldn’t describe it as the relationship we have with the United States of America, but I think it’s a good starting point.”
The report also covered the visit to Israel by Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Sunday and his meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
"Returning as a key power broker in the region would help burnish Egypt’s international image as it struggles to revive its economy," the report says. "Potential rewards would mitigate any increased risk of attack by militants because of closer ties to Israel."
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