Islamic State reportedly planning to attack Israel from Egypt’s Sinai

The Islamic State flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to The Israeli military is concerned that the Islamic State terror group is planning a large-scale attack against Israel from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Germany’s Bild newspaper reported on Sunday, citing an Israel Defense Forces officer.

The Sinai has become an Islamic State stronghold in recent years. According to the Bild report, there could be hundreds of Islamic State operatives currently training in the Sinai and awaiting an order to strike Israel. The IDF officer quoted by Bild said that while it is not clear what a future Islamic State attack against Israel would look like, it could include the use of tanks and artillery by the terrorist group.

Posted on May 9, 2016 .