Sinai Attacks Linked To Israel Pullout
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- A leading Israeli strategist has linked the Islamist
insurgency in Egypt to the withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005.
Ehud Yaari, the strategist, said the insurgency presence in Egypt's
Sinai Peninsula stemmed from Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. Yaari,
regarded as close to the Israeli intelligence community, said Palestinian
militias and Al Qaida have taken over vast areas of Sinai and integrated
with the economy of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.