Egyptian government halting Sinai military operation for a week in return for calm, daily reports.
The Egyptian presidency has reached an agreement with fundamentalist elements in northern Sinai for a one-week ceasefire.
The agreement was reached following secret negotiations between members of Mohammed Morsi’s presidential team and Salafi extremists who lead mosques in the Egyptian cities of Rafah and Sheikh Zweid, the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm reported Monday.
According to the daily, the Salafis agreed to put down their arms for a week in return for the release of Islamist prisoners and a halt to “Operation Eagle,” which the Egyptian army is currently carrying out in the Sinai Peninsula to rid it of terrorists.
The Egyptian government has been engaged in dialogue in northern Sinai parallel to its large military operation in the marginalized peninsula, following an Islamist terrorist attack that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers on August 5. On August 20, Defense Minister Abdel Fattah el-Sissi met with Sinai tribesmen and acknowledged Egypt’s longstanding economic and social neglect of the region.
Source: The Times of India
The demilitarized zone in the Sinai was a safe buffer zone for Israel, during the secular dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak.
After the fascists in the Muslim Brotherhood gained power in Cairo, the Sinai has been turned into a base for Islamic terrorism against Israel.
The Islamic terror from the South, is no longer confined to Hamas controlled Gaza. The borders can equally be attack from the 300 kilometer long border between Israel and Egypt.
The lesson was similar at the Northern frontier in 2006. When IDF was moved away from the security zone in Lebanon, the Hizb”Allah moved in. The result was yet another war.
I wish there was a political, military or monetary solution to this security problem. But there are non. The only solution is the return of the Messiah. He, and only Him can bring true peace to Israel and the Middle East.
All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: “What have you done?”
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me”.
Put your trust in Yeshua. (Jesus). He is the king of the Jews, and the savior of the World. Amen.
Written by Ivar