IDF Outlines Defense of Southern Airport, Braces for Islamic State-Linked Attack

Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis pledges allegiance to Islamic State, November, 2014. Source.

The Israel Defense Forces—which is said to be preparing for the possibility of an Islamic State-linked terror attack along the Israel-Egypt border—is outlining its defense of the Timna Airport, the new international airport that is currently under construction in southern Israel.

The airport is expected to become operational in 2017. As part of the planned defense, a roughly 18.5-mile fence is being designed to encompass the airport and its adjacent area.

Wilayat Sinai (formerly Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis), the largest Islamic State-affiliated jihadi group in the Sinai Peninsula, on Thursday released a video in which its operatives claim to have fired three rockets at southern Israel’s Eilat port last week. The group claimed it plans to fire up to 150 rockets daily at Egyptian security forces in Sinai and the Eilat port…

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  • Destroyer-Drone

    Israel should never given back the Sinai over measly Arab promises for peace.

    Had it kept the place for the last 30 to 40 years, you’d have a clean, prosperous, self-sufficient, fully-functional oasis of civilisation in contrast to the brutish desert it is today. It would have easily become a highly touristic riviera for plenty of Westerners instead of this present sand-age wasteland.

    The Sinai is actually a good analogy between ‘Palestine’ and Israel if you look at it closely, the Sinai is basically what our dhimmi SJW want Israel to revert into.

    • Alain

      History has confirmed that giving the Sinai to Egypt was a mistake, since the “peace deal” remained one-sided. The absence of outright war by Egypt was not peace. Egypt continued refusing normal relations with Israel; relations that would have benefited Egypt far more than Israel.

  • Islam is toxic.

    Israel and the rest of the non-Islamic world may be able to absorb Islamic attacks.

    Without Islamic reformation, nothing will change.

    The non-Islamic world needs to force Islam to face reality. Islam needs a reformation. Hopefully before it is too late.