Jul 11 '16 / EIPA Updates

For first time since 2007, Egyptian Foreign Minister visits Israel, highlighting warming ties between two governments Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for two hours in Jerusalem, prior to a dinner at Netanyahu’s official residence. Netanyahu said: “I welcome President al-Sisi’s recent offer of Egyptian leadership in efforts to advance peace with the Palestinians and a broader peace in our region.” He added: …

Sep 27 '15 / EIPA Updates

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi said that efforts should be renewed to solve the Palestinian issue and expand Egypt’s peace with Israel to include more Arab countries. In an interview he also said that the Middle East region needs to cooperate to defeat a worsening terrorist threat that has led to a “ferocious war” in Egypt and created the danger of some countries “sliding into failure.” In the …

Feb 12 '15 / EIPA Updates

Three Hamas-affiliated suspects arrested A joint Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet)-Israel Defence Force (IDF) operation uncovered tons worth of materials being smuggled on a vessel off the coast of Gaza, the IDF announced. The operation took place on January 19. The materials, originating from the Sinai Peninsula, were meant for Hamas in the Gaza Strip and led to the arrest of three suspects. The IDF identified …

Feb 10 '15 / EIPA Updates

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini issued a statement Tuesday calling the beheading of eight Bedouin by terrorists in the Northern Sinai region of Egypt” a demonstration of their denial to dignity and human life.” “The EU stands by Egypt and all countries exposed to terrorism and is determined to work with its regional and international partners to tackle this common challenge that endangers lives and …

Jan 30 '15 / EIPA Updates

Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, which took responsibility for the attacks, also targets Israel Islamist terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula, which borders Israel, launched one of their most deadly attacks on Egyptian army and police positions, killing at least 27 security personnel. Firstly, a bomb exploded at a military base and headquarters in northern Sinai. Later, a roadside bomb in Suez City killed a police officer, an …

Oct 27 '14 / EIPA Updates

Following a terror attack on Friday that killed at least 30 Egyptian soldiers in the northern Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian authorities declared a state of emergency in the area, closed down the Rafah crossing from Gaza and cancelled scheduled indirect cease-fire talks between Israel and Hamas. Egypt closed its borders to a high-ranking Hamas delegation on Sunday, accusing Palestinians of involvement in the deadly suicide car …

Aug 10 '14 / EIPA Updates

Palestinian negotiators said to accept Egyptian ceasefire proposal, Israel ‘wouldn’t negotiate under fire’ after sporadic rocket fire Palestinian negotiators on Sunday said they had accepted an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour truce with Israel, clearing the way for a possible resumption of talks on a long-term cease-fire arrangement in the Gaza Strip. “We are here to look for an agreement. We cannot have an agreement …

Jul 15 '14 / EIPA Updates

The 8-member Israeli security cabinet on Tuesday morning decided to accept the Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire starting at 09:00 today. The Egyptian government made the proposal on Monday evening after a week of fighting that saw more than 1,000 rockets launched from Gaza into Israel and some 1,300 IDF strikes against terror targets in the territory. However, Hamas’s armed wing rejected the Egyptian ceasefire proposal and …