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Netanyahu sends condolences to Egypt

Prime Minister Netanyahu sends his condolences to Egypt after several dozen soldiers and cops were killed in a terror attack in the Sinai this morning.

“We send our condolences to the government of Egypt, to the Egyptian people and to the families of Egyptians who were slaughtered by this brutal terrorism,” Netanyahu says.

Speaking at the Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem, where he arrived to visit a female border police who was wounded in a terror attack earlier this week, Netanyahu says: “Terror is knocking at our borders, Daesh [the Arabic term for ISIS, or Islamic State] is not just facing the Golan [Heights], it is now also in Egypt, across from Rafah, that is across from our border,” Netanyahu says.

“Islamic terrorism is guided by Iran, extremist Shiites, Daesh, radical Sunnis and other factions like Hamas. We fight them, we know that they strike inside our borders as happened here, but we know also know that we foiled more than 200 attempts to carry out terror attacks since the beginning of last year,” Netanyahu adds.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (right) visiting the border police officer who was stabbed earlier this week by a Palestinian women. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon (right) visiting the border police officer who was stabbed earlier this week by a Palestinian women. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

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