Israel Accuses Egypt Of Violating Peace Treaty With Sinai Incursion

Tyler Durden's picture

Whether its 'Trade' Wars or 'Real' Wars, tensions appear to be escalating at an increasing clip around the world. The AP is reporting that Israeli officials say Egypt is violating their 1979 peace treaty by deploying tanks in the demilitarized Sinai desert, which borders Israel.

Via AP:

The officials said Tuesday they have made their objections known to the Egyptians directly and through American mediators. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were discussing a sensitive security issue.Egypt has been building up its military presence in lawless Sinai after Islamic militants there attacked an army post on Aug. 5 and killed 16 soldiers.


Israel has welcomed the crackdown but says tank deployments should have been coordinated. Israel has previously agreed to exceptions to the treaty allowing Egypt to add troops and equipment in Sinai.An Egyptian border official said he met with Israeli counterparts and heard their concerns about the military presence in Sinai.

Recall from yesterday: "Egypt Prepares To Use Aircraft And Tanks In Sinai For First Time In 40 Years"

While the geopolitical focus is once again all over Iran and Israel, it may be time to take a quick look Egypt, where the recently elected, and pro-US president Mohamed Mursi is "preparing to use aircraft and tanks in Sinai for the first time since the 1973 war with Israel in its offensive against militants in the border area." Reuters continues: "The plans to step up the operation were being finalised by Egypt's newly appointed Defence Minister General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as he made his first visit to Sinai on Monday following the killing of 16 border guards on August 5. Egypt blamed the attack on Islamist militants and the conflict is an early test for President Mohamed Mursi - elected in June following the overthrow last year of Hosni Mubarak - to prove he can rein in militants on the border with Israel. "Al-Sisi will supervise the putting together of final plans to strike terrorist elements using aircraft and mobile rocket launchers for the first time since the beginning of the operation," an Egyptian security source said. Another security source said the army was planning to attack and besiege al-Halal mountain in central Sinai, using weapons including tanks, where militants were suspected to be hiding." Of course, what can possibly go wrong in the middle east once a government decides to escalate military expansion against militant terrorists. Look for crude to rise ever higher, and for SPR release rumors to hit the tape daily as yet another market is ensnared in price controls ahead of the election.

Sure enough, WTI just broke 200 DMA at is at $97.56, with Brent up over $115, both up about $2 from yesterday.

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MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

The time for negotiation is over. Egypt now needs to comply with Israel's orders, or face full military intervention by our allied forces. 

TIMBEEER's picture

Wait.. what about sanctions? Aren't we supposed to impose some sanctions first, and then later demand "regime change" in order to enforce "Democracy"?

tocointhephrase's picture

Stick to Facebook, thats your strong point

Monedas's picture

Yeah, leave the heavy geo-political lifting to the old guard Zionist puppets !     Monedas     1929        Comedy Jihad Sinai Is Israel 

Abitdodgie's picture

MDB How are your Faceplant stocks doing ,you are so on the money with all your post, you should work for the Government as an advisor because you know excacatly what is giong on in the world.

Global Hunter's picture

Israel runs to the teacher a lot yelling and hollering...

Gringo Viejo's picture

ZH is a bit of Jew Hater Heaven, huh?

pd45's picture

Unfortunately so. I initially thought it was manifestation of Ron Paul’s isolationist stands along with particular dislike of bankers, but now I think there are some with vile & hateful feelings.  I get junked for expressing what I consider to be a voice of reason.

I’m with you, I stand with Israel. They are our ally and the only society in the region worth defending.

Zeilschip's picture

Rubbish. A Jew is not worth more than an Arab.

Zymurguy's picture

I think a lot of folks here are confused between Jewish, Israeli and the historical tribes of Isrealites.  I've yet to figure it out other than yes, there's a lot of Jewish bashing here.

falak pema's picture

they are pointing the other way towards Iran!

Jack Burton's picture

Once again you nail it "Million Dollar!"

I just don't get why ZH readers can't comprehend that you make the absurd case in order to point out HOW absurd it is! Thus you intend to provoke some thought and mean the opposite of what you say.

ZH 'ers. His posts are not meant to argue for what he writes but to expose how absurd those who hold those views are! I know on the internet this can be hard to pick up sometimes. But think about his posts, they mean the opposite.

Overfed's picture

I think the satire is a little too subtle for many to grasp.

Sisyphus's picture

Or, maybe, just maybe, all who junk him/her have shit for brains.

Ryan, Romney, Ryan!

Obama/Biden 2012
Obama/Castro 2016
Obama/Putin 2020
Obama/Mao 2024
Obama/Jesus 2028
Romney/Gandhi 2032

Uncle Remus's picture

Just print up Beavis/Butthead placards and print election year stickers as needed. Saves time, money and best of all, frustration.

Uncle Remus's picture

Or maybe the subterfuge of the subtlety has been grasped.

bankruptcylawyer's picture

most regular readers of zh get MDB, theyre negging him because they're disgusted with his persistent satire. who cares for so much satire it's tiresome and depressing.

prains's picture



this chess game is outside the pervue of your satire, please return to your facepookoo purchasing

alien-IQ's picture

and oil....goes...parabolic.

SWRichmond's picture

Jesus, don't you people know anything?

It's called a "second front," in this case, a pre-emptiove one.  Duh.

i-dog's picture

But...but...the Egyptians are chasing terrrrrrsts! Everybody knows you can do anything to chase terrrrrrsts...send drones into foreign countries...frisk granny's depends...rape puppies...drown cats...send tanks.....

bank guy in Brussels's picture

He said, "I love the Jews, just not the Zionists"

- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President

sandhillexit's picture

Ahmadi Nejad is Jewish.  Look it up. 

i-dog's picture

Have you considered that maybe that's why he loves Jews and hates Zionists?

Have a listen to Barry Chamish for some perspective of the difference. Look him up.

john39's picture

I prefer to read Michael Hoffman at  

NidStyles's picture

Attacked by "Islamic Militants", read as Mossad Agents.

Randall Cabot's picture

"Israel benefits greatly from Sunday's incident. Sixteen Egyptian soldiers were killed in Sinai. Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood (MB) blamed Mossad. More below on separating rhetoric from policy.

MB's English language web site headlined "Muslim Brotherhood Statement on Unprovoked Aggression Against Rafah Border-Guards," saying:

"Yesterday, a group of criminals and terrorists attacked an Egyptian security checkpoint in Rafah, killing nearly twenty of our brothers, our sons, and stole one car and one truck, and tried to crash their way into Israel."

Hamas leader Ismail Haniya is Palestine's legitimately elected prime minister. He also blames Israel for Sunday's incident. It's "responsible, one way or another, for this attack to embarrass Egypt's leadership and create new problems at the border in order to ruin efforts to end" Gaza's siege.

He added that "(n)o Palestinian wants to kill anybody in Egypt. Any attack against Egypt's security is also against the security of Palestinians."

An official Hamas statement said:

"Hamas condemns this ugly crime that killed a number of Egyptian soldiers and extends its deep condolences to the families of the victims and to the leadership and the people of Egypt."

Israel blamed unidentified Gaza militants. A supportive Haaretz article headlined "Armed militants attack Egyptian army outpost, try to infiltrate Israel border,"

john39's picture

agreed.  palestinians have no motive for attacking Egypt... Egypt was beginning to open the border and end the seige of Gaza...  this attack was clearly set up by Israel to maintain the Gaza seige and probably to eventually grab more land in the Sinai...  time for the world to wise up to Israel's tactics.

bankruptcylawyer's picture

you are a moron if you think this. 

palestinians have attacked every country they were in . jordan, syria, lebanon, and egypt. just about every president slaughtered them in massive number.s 


oh what's that? you never heard of the mass slaughters in teh tens of thousands of palestinians by king hussein, nassr, and as-assad's father?


that's because you're an ignorant fuck like all the other morons who have an 'opnion' about the history of the middle east. 


you're ignorance simply belies a double standard. you don't approve of israel's existence becasue it was achieved by force, just as was the existence of every country in the world. too bad, go eat a dick. 


this is why anti-zionism is more often than not a blind form of anti-semistism rather than actual informed criticism of the state of israel's policies. 


most of anti-zionism ---simply dissaproved of the jewish right to have a safe haven country for themselves. israel's existence is necessarily tied into the existence of the jews. 

and yet, people fail to realize that their lack of disgust for 'islamic' nations and 'christian' nations---is not totally hypocritical in their position on the existence of israel. they hide behind their 'opinion' about 1960's borders and other bullshit. it's like they think that they can dictate the micro policy of a country without admitting they have not already taken the moral high ground on whether or not the country has a right to determine its own policy shoudl that policy reflect existential concerns. 

yea,yea, go back to xzy and if it results in the utter destruction of the country than too bad! right......where were these hypocrites in every other conflict like when the russians killed over 100k chechens in groznia. yea. or when every country in the middle east killed their own people,----like saddam hussein. or when the turks kill the kurds.  

go fuck yourselves anti-semites. oh but wait i forget, the zionists are also responsible for all the backwards imperialism of the west , or france, uk, and russia because everything having to do with imperialism roots back to the rothschilds and they are jewish and helped fund the existence of israel so thus----all jews and and all israel is reprehensible. this is the logic of the anti-semitic far right. it infects the far left as well. that the acts a single family to spread their influence through lobbying a government, can single handedly absolve centuries if not millenia of european countries' responsibility for their own actions of empire around the world. 

anyone stupid enough to embrace this form of logic is generally stupid enough to be manipulated by hatemongering morons to join a hate-cult. 

and just because the imperialist globalists benefit from inverse hate used to dehumanize the victims of their globalist schemes (muslims , chinese russians, etc...) doens't mean that the anti-semites and nationalist hate-cults are justified!two wrongs don't make a right assholes. unfortunately the logic of politics and of power is that fire must be fought with fire. so there is no realistic expectation that anyone will change their position , they will continue with their efforts at brainwashing their respective side of the debate. yea?? resne? i hope you guys get a visit from the irs.

Hannibal's picture

The Sinai is Egyptian territory, the Zionists are the masters of treaty violations. So WTF meet your match!

hoos bin pharteen's picture

Territory de-militarized under treaty.  


otto skorzeny's picture

heyyy-Israel is the only country in the mid-east that gets to ignore treaties and bully-boy everybody else. at least this gives the hebes a little pause as they set their sites on Iran.

i-dog's picture


"they set their sites on Iran"

FFS! the 100th person to make that simple mistake, you've finally shattered my tolerance of ESL on here!

Perhaps you meant: "they set their sights on some sites in Iran" ??

They haven't actually set up any [web?] sites on Iranian soil yet.

RichardP's picture

No.  He meant settlement sites.

Establishing settlement sites on the freshly-bombed Iranian soil will follow the bombing.  The freshly-turned-over soil should make for excellent crops.

Sofa King Confused's picture

I will try to put this as subtle as I can....... FUCK ISRAEL......a little piece of shit chunk of land given to the jews after WWII...... Remeber the holocaust, the Germans killed so many of us....feel sorry for us..6 million jews were killed in WWII who gives a fuck, close to 20 million russians were killed and you dont hear them whining like a fucking pathetic child like Israel.  Israel has and always will be a country that tries to make people feel sorry for them while they break all sort of laws....killing and torturing and stealing.....I never used to think this way but maybe if Israel was " wiped off the map " I think the world might be a better place without them.  All this BS about Iran is stupid and lies.  The reason why all this is happening is because Iran is close to enriching uranium to the 20% level which is used for medical purposes.  Currently Israel sells to the medical community its enriched uranium and if fears that they will lose business to Iran if it gets to the key 20% level.  It has absolutely nothing to do with a nukke, Iran is not even close, it has to do with a market that Israel has cornered in that part of the world and they dont want any competition.

NidStyles's picture

When I was a kid the figure for Jew's being killed was only 5 Million. They didn't even teach about the Soviets and the Purges. 



HungrySeagull's picture

Thinking back on schooling, there is a SHITLOAD of ALOT they conviently did not teach.

One way or the other, we are ALL going to have to relearn properly all over again. And not that added material crap.

OpenEyes's picture

"The reason why all this is happening is because Iran is close to enriching uranium to the 20% level which is used for medical purposes."


Actually, I suspect it has even more to do with Iran selling oil for gold and for being vocal about abandoning the almight petro-dollar.

GoldVsFRNdotCOM's picture

6Mil? Why are they so important? They're NOT. They're self-important... made so by the zionist controlled MEDIA, HOLLYWOOD, BANKING SYSTEM (even the rothchilds are jewish), KEY WEBSITES and key positions in our GOV. We've been infiltrated and brainwashed that the jews can do no wrong and that they've been downtrodden throughout history, when in fact they are the cause of the problems throughout the ages.

Kind of telling that they were thrown out of a temple for money laundering in the bible.
No wonder there's a special section about them (and their usury ways) in the Magna Carta.
No wonder Shakespeare wrote the Merchant of Venice (there's much truth to their ways in that play... it wasn't written on a whim.

Hell, they even have hordes of assholes clouding issues when "perceived" anti-jew subjects come up.
(There's a website for direct forum intervention but it has been taken down off of google searches)

Lets see who they are by reading the responses by paying attention who is using false logic and lies to defend isrels illegal actions throughout the decades.

Anyone ever look up the definition of "semite" "Anti-semitism" is a politically hijacked term to slander and marginalize anyone that says anything that is an inconvenient truth concerning the corruption lies and deceit the jews play in many different countries throughout history. I for one am sick of the slaughter of gentiles in the name of zionism... Oh, didn't you know that they are taught that gentiles are below them and are to be used and exploited whenever they can? (THis is an absolute fact, look into their teachings)

Go back to marx and the overthrow of Czarist Russia. Marx was one of the instrumental players and came up with the poison that is calles "Political Correctness" that has spawned 2 generations of pussies in this country alone. I am sick of the denial of FREE SPEECK (1st Amendment) in all its forms. This is how they infiltrate and tear apart nations over history. There are many historical reasons why they are loathed. All you have to do is research.

ArgentDawn's picture

The Muslim Brotherhood is in charge of Egypt now. They can have their boys over in the Sinai start some trouble, then send in the newly minted MB generals to "quash" them. Suddenly occupied Sinai. Seems simple to me, not as Mossad-y as everyone prefers but it makes sense. 

Dolar in a vortex's picture

Don't stand in the way of the anti-Israel hysteria.'s picture

It's the Zionists who are hysterical. Even the teenage girls have gone rabid.



Suspect involved in Jerusalem 'lynch' of Palestinian: 'Let him die, he's an Arab' Police have arrested 7 Jewish teens, two of them girls, suspected of involvement in the beating of three Arabs.

Dolar in a vortex's picture

How many missiles did they launch into border towns in the Palestinian controlled area?

Hundreds I bet.'s picture



A former Israeli soldier is to serve 45 days in prison on charges in connection with the deaths of a Palestinian mother and daughter who were shot while waving white flags during the three-week war in Gaza in 2008-09.

The ex-soldier, who has not been named, agreed to a plea bargain under which he was convicted of shooting without permission, and the original manslaughter charge dropped. He was the only soldier to be indicted for manslaughter as a result of Operation Cast Lead, in which around 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed.


john39's picture

the clear result of a deeply ingrained cultural belief that your tribe is chosen by "god" to be superior to the other tribes....  the virulent strains of zionism take a far worse stance...

Dolar in a vortex's picture

That's a great example. In Israel he is prosecuted.

If he was a Palestinian, they'd name a street after him.

See any problem there?

I didn't think you would.