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Unnamed Cairo security sources said:
"There are states behind what the terrorists are doing in Sinai. It is far beyond Sinai groups' level."
Without saying so, fingers pointed at Israel. How this incident affects relations remains to be seen.
On the same day, Egypt's MENA state news agency said:
"Unknown armed men opened fire on a checkpoint on the main road between Al-Arish and Rafah."
MENA said it was the 29th incident since Mubarak's ouster. In response to Sunday's attack, Egypt began closing tunnels Gazans use for food, fuel, and other vital supplies. Siege conditions just got harder.
A Final Comment
Mossad-connected DEBKAfile (DF) suggested Iran's involvement in Sunday's incident.
Doing so points fingers the wrong way. It diverts attention from Mossad.