Egypt: Israel warns us of imminent attacks in Sinai

An Egyptian security official on Monday acknowledged that Israel had relayed a security notification warning Cairo of imminent attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula by local terrorist groups.  He said the threat is "to be expected" in light of an Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip on Saturday that killed the commander of Jihadist group Tawhid wal Jihad.
DEBKAfile: He was referring to the Israeli air strike over Jebalya in the Gaza Strip Saturday that killed Hisham Saidni, commander of the al Qaeda-linked Salafi network in Sinai and the Gaza Strip, and a fellow militant.
The Egyptian official said that security measures in the area had been "stepped up" since Saturday.

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