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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sinai warnings are serious'

The Counter-Terrorism Bureau issued a focused warning to Israelis staying in the Sinai peninsula, in light of warnings of a terrorist attack planned by the "Islamic state" (ISIS).
Arutz Sheva spoke with Brig. Gen. Yigal Pressler, former advisor to prime ministers on the war on terror, about the warnings, and especially Israeli apathy towards them.
 
At the outset Pressler refers to the very decision to issue such a warning and makes it clear that such action is taken only in the wake of data, intelligence, and information from the field. "They scan all the information, assess its credibility, and if they decide to issue a notice, it is apparently an up-to-date and reliable warning."
 
Pressler was asked how much the decision-makers in the security arena are concerned about the relationship between the State of Israel and the state to which the alert applies, in this case Egypt, but in other cases it was also other countries. According to Pressler, when it comes to Egypt and Sinai, there is coordination between Israel and Egypt. "This is a dangerous place for both the Egyptians and for us, especially when it comes to Passover, when there are many vacationers who go on holiday and it is impossible to sweep this information under the carpet. It is possible that nothing will happen because many plans are foiled, besides those reported in the media." READ MORE