Egyptian Military Threatens Israel: Supreme Council Leader Warns Israel Away from Sinai Border
The situation between Israel and Egypt appears to be heating up as Egyptian Field Marshal Muhammad Hussein Tantawi said Monday that Egypt will "break the legs" of those who threaten it and come near its borders, apparently referencing Israel. Tantawi is the head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Armed Forces and the country's de facto leader. His remarks came as a response to Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman stating that Israel must take action to neutralize the security threats originating from the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula which borders with Israel on the South. Earlier this week, Lieberman posted on his Twitter account a link to a story quoting him as warning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the situation in Egypt was more of a concern to Israel than the situation with Iran, claiming the IDF needed to significantly increase the Southern command. In the last few days, the media has reported about Israeli-Egyptian relations quite a bit following the cancelation of Egypt's 20 year gas export deal with Israel. The Egyptian Natural Gas company terminated the contract unilaterally, claiming Israel had not met the conditions of their gas export accord. This accord, which has had Egypt providing approximately 40% of Israel's gas, was heavily criticized by the Muslim Brotherhood and appeared to be very controversial in the Arab world. Though many were alarmed by this new development and wondered whether it would lead to the fall of Israel's peace treaty with <b>...</b>
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