Israeli Army: Al-Qaida Behind Egypt Blasts

The Israeli army believes that al-Qaida carried out three car bombings in Egypt last week that killed at least 34 people, Israel’s military chief said Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Moshe Yaalon told parliament’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that the army’s intelligence latest assessment is “the international jihad” carried out the attacks in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, participants in the meeting said. The participants said Yaalon was referring to al-Qaida. The attacks occurred at sites popular with Israeli tourists, and at least 13 Israelis were among the dead. Egypt has not said who it believes was behind the attack. Its investigators have been questioning dozens of Bedouin tribesmen detained after the attacks. Full Story

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