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Egypt-Israel border (archive photo) Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Office
Egypt-Israel border (archive photo) Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Office

Eilat attack no surprise, IDF says

Security establishment inquiring whether suicide bomber was assisted by elements inside Israel; ‘government must invest in boosting security along Israel-Egypt border,’ official says

Hanan Greenberg
Published: 01.29.07, 12:26 / Israel News

Monday’s terror attack in Eilat came as no surprise to the security establishment, as it has long since warned of a possible suicide bombing against Israel’s southernmost city emanating from Gaza.


Army and Shin Bet officials are looking into the possible routes taken by the terrorist en route to Eilat. Among the possibilities raised were that the bomber infiltrated Sinai and then Israel through one of the numerous openings in the fence situated along the border with Egypt.


The security establishment is also inquiring as to where the terrorist had obtained the explosives and whether he received assistance from culprits inside Israel.


Recently the IDF significantly boosted security along the Israel-Egypt border, and a senior army official said the bombing in Eilat should prompt the political echelon to increase security in the area. The matter has been frozen due to budgetary concerns. 


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