Barak responds to attack on Israel-Egypt border fence which kills Israeli workman, 2 terrorists: “New Egyptian president must clear Sinai of terror”; roads in area re-opened, residents allowed to leave homes.
The IDF on Monday ruled out the possibility that there may be additional terrorists in Israel, while Egyptian security forces were searching Sinai for a third terrorist thought to be involved in an attack along the border with Egypt Monday morning. An Israeli workman and and at two terrorists were killed in the attack.
The IDF re-opened roads in the area and lifted the order for residents to stay at home after confirming that the threat of additional terrorists in Israel had been removed.
Responding to the attack, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that Israel expected the new president in Egypt – whoever it is – to retake control of the Sinai Peninsula and to clear it out of terrorist infrastructure. Read more.