Monday, January 14, 2008

Al-Qaeda cell in Egypt included army officers, plotted Israel attacks

Robert spencer

At least a few Army officers in Egypt apparently want to pursue the jihad against Israel, and the Camp David Accords can take the hindmost. "Al-Jazeera: Egyptian cell plotted Israel attack," from the Jerusalem Post (thanks to Gabrielle Goldwater): Egyptian authorities arrested approximately two months ago a 14-member terror cell comprised of engineers and army officers that was planning to carry out terror attacks against Israel under the auspices of al-Qaeda, Al-Jazeera reported Saturday.

The cell-members were planning to assemble an unmanned aircraft to attack targets inside Israel, the report said, quoting Egyptian defense officials.

The cell allegedly manufactured rockets similar in design to those used by Palestinian terror groups. According to the report, the head of the cell - an engineer from the University of Alexandria - visited Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and met with a number of Afghan men, allegedly members of al-Qaeda.

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