Following Thursdays unprecedented and highly coordinated attacks on Israeli buses near the city of Eilat, some in Israel are now saying that the operation has damaged Israel's peace accord with Egypt. If peace has been damaged with Egypt, this would suggest an Israeli action. One Israeli analyst said Egypt under Mubarak had with some considerable difficulty managed to secure the Sinai and prevent attacks on Israel. The same analyst is saying that Egypt has now become a state for attack on Israel, and that neither the American-run multinational force nor NATO forces will succeed in peace policing missions. The analysis goes a step further explaining the bad situation Israel is finding itself in: Without Mubarak, and with Hamas in Gaza, a Jordanian king fearing for his throne and a US administration that does not believe in Israel's judgment, what comes next for Israel could only be worse. Shortly after midnight, Egypt had announced that three of its soldiers as well as an Israeli soldier were killed during a fierce gun battle at a border point in the Sinai. Though conflicting versions were given, the incident underlines the seriousness of the situation. Earlier Ehud Barak, Israeli Minister of Military Affairs, had said that these attacks show the weakening of Egypt's control over Sinai, thus leaving the door open for speculation on what could come next. Statements from Israeli officials and analysts imply that an action is imminent. It could also mean that in the end <b>...</b>
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