Report: Egyptian army given green light to strike Gaza

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(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to The Egyptian military has received authorization from the country’s government to carry out strikes in the Gaza Strip, Egyptian media reported on Sunday.

According to the reports, the Egyptian government’s legal adviser sanctioned the legitimacy of an attack in Gaza following a Supreme Court decision on Saturday to label Hamas a terrorist group. Senior Egyptian officials believe the likelihood of an Egyptian military attack in Gaza is slim, and that the court decision was likely made as a deterrent measure and to hint that the military option is on the table in light of Hamas involvement in terrorist attacks in Egypt.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Sunday, as part of efforts to create a united Arab front against Islamist extremism.

Posted on March 2, 2015 .