The Israeli prime minister warns of the growing threat to the region from Islamic State militants and expresses condolences to Egypt over the deadly IS-linked attacks in Sinai the day before.
Benjamin Netanyahu said that “we see in front of our eyes IS acting with extraordinary cruelty both in our northern border and at our southern border.”
He says: “Our hearts are with the Egyptian people. We send our condolences to the Egyptian government and the families of those who were killed in battle with the cruel terror.”
Egypt and Israel share a border in the Sinai and have cooperated in the past on cross-border militant threats.