The series of terror attacks that took place early Thursday afternoon on the road leading from the Egyptian border to Eilat did not come as a surprise to Israel's senior security officials. They had expected it would occur at some stage. The escalating security situation in the Sinai Peninsula, continuous work on the new boundary and the frustration of terror groups within the Gaza Strip who - for some time now - have not managed to successfully carry out a terror attack from within the Strip, all pointed at the likelihood of an attempt to attack via the Egyptian border.
It is still too early to tell whether the terrorists who carried out Thursday's attacks exited Eilat via Egypt and passed through Sinai, south toward the region of Eilat, or if this was the action of a squad of terrorists of Islamist origins, acting for some time already in Sinai. In any case, it is clear that the Egyptian revolution that began in Tahrir Square and spread through other Arab states, has now made its way into Israel.
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