Islamic group claims responsibility for attack on Egypt border

Mujahideen Shura Council of Jerusalem releases video showing armed men before Monday’s ambush

Aaron Kalman is a former writer and breaking news editor for the Times of Israel

An Islamic group calling themselves the Mujahideen Shura Council of Jerusalem released a statement Tuesday claiming responsibility for a deadly terror attack carried out in the south of Israel a day earlier.

An Israeli civilian was killed early Monday morning along the Egyptian border in an ambush combining rifle fire, antitank weapons and two explosive devices. Two terrorists who crossed into Israel were killed in an ensuing gunfight.

The statement by the Mujahideen Shura Council was released along with a video showing the two terrorists who were killed as they read their wills.

The organization dedicated the attack to Osama bin-Laden, Palestinian prisoners and the al-Aqsa Mosque.

The 9-minute video, which was circulated in Gaza, identified the perpetrators of Monday’s attack as Egyptian and Saudi. The men, speaking in front of an al-Qaeda flag, say they are about to carry out a “double suicide mission” as an act vengeance for the “honor and blood of Muslims defiled by the Jews and Crusaders.”

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