RAMALLAH, November 11 (JMCC) - Egyptian intelligence tipped off Israel
to a potential attack in the Sinai being planned by one of Gaza
's armed groups, reports Time Magazine
. The tip led to the assassination of Mohammed Namnam earlier in November.
Namnam, a senior commander of the group some analysts describe as linked to al-Qaeda, was tracked and killed after Israeli security operatives learned that he was preparing a terror attack on U.S. forces stationed in the Sinai Desert not far from coastal Palestinian enclave ruled by Hamas. Read
But the most striking element of the operation was the source of the tip: Egyptian intelligence gleaned news of the plot from Army of Islam operatives captured earlier in the Sinai. Egyptian security forces work to interdict arms and explosives on smuggling routes that run across the vast expanse from Sudan to Gaza. But sharing the intelligence on Namnam with their Israeli counterparts marked a level of Egyptian cooperation not seen by the Jewish state in years. Egypt is helping much more, a security source in the region tells TIME.
the article at Time...