Wow! What a difference a couple of decades make. Back when I was in Egypt and Israel as part of the Multinational Force and Observers, we watched the Egyptian and Israeli Armies, Navies, and Air Forces to ensure that both kept to their boundaries from the peace treaty. If you would have told me then that Egypt would let Israel operate within its borders in the Sinai I would have said there’s now way. This is unprecedented. Keep in mind it was Egypt that was the main catalyst for the Yom Kipper War and the 6 day war. It would seem that God also alots Egypt land in the Millennial reign of Jesus. This may be why.
Former Egyptian and Israeli officials confirm claims by senior IDF official that Egypt, Israel closer than ever, working to crush ISIS.
Israel’s military is operating in the Sinai Peninsula – and with Egypt’s blessing, says a senior Egyptian official and former parliamentarian.
According to a report in Bloomberg, Mohamed Kamal, who previously served in the upper chamber of the Egyptian parliament, claims Israel and Egypt are cooperating in the war on terrorism, working together closely to defeat the ISIS terror organization in the Sinai.
“There is definitely a high level of cooperation that could be unprecedented, especially in the field of combating terrorism,” Kamal told Bloomberg.
The report noted that Egyptian President A-Sisi has aggressively fought Islamic terrorists inside Egypt – including in the Sinai, where treaty limitations restrict Egyptian military deployments.
Kamal’s comments appear to validate claims by IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan, who suggested Israel and Egypt were closer than ever before, sharing intelligence information and effectively operating in tandem in the Sinai.
“The level of cooperation is something we’ve never experience before. It’s not about love, its not about common values. 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.”
A senior Israeli official speaking on condition of anonymity said Israel was operating armed airborne drones in the Sinai, with the full support of Egypt.
Source: Israel National News