35 dead hundred injured as terrorists target Egyptian Sinai resort with suicide bombers and triple explosions
April 24, 2006
MIM:It should be recalled that Israel 'returned' Dahad and the Sinai desert to Egypt under the infamous peace agreement brokered by anti semite Jimmy Carter between Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat. The Sinai resort flourished under Israel control, after it was turned over to Egypt it became a drug smuggling route and a terrorist haven. The Bedouin living in the Sinai were implicated in helping the perpetrators of the terror attack in Sharm El Sheik last year.No doubt if the Sinai had stayed under Israel control, the security situation would have made it much more difficult to perpetrate such massive attacks. There are many Egyptians who are also aiding and abetting Al Qaeda, whose hallmark of multiple bomb attacks indicates that this was perpetrated by Al Qaeda with help from Egyptian sympathisers. 35 Dead, ´Hundreds´ Injured in Sinai Resort Explosions.
Two of Dahab Explosions Were Suicide Bombings
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 / 27 Nisan 5766
(IsraelNN.com) Egyptian authorities now report that at least two of the three terrorist attacks in Dahab Monday night were caused by suicide bombers. Cairo originally reported that the explosions were caused by pre-timed bombs.
Egypt also has issued conflicting reports on the death toll, originally claiming that only 10 were killed. Current reports on fatalities range for 23 to 30.
Monday, April 24, 2006
The number of dead and injured is rising after a terror attack in the Egyptian report town of Dahab killed 35 and injured "hundreds" including three Israelis, according to Army Radio.
Three explosions rocked the Egyptian resort town early Monday evening. Bombs were placed at the Mashrabiyeh Hotel, on a bridge and in a crowded restaurant and bar-filled area, near a taxi stand where cabs and other vehicles await their passengers.
Four observers from the Israeli embassy are on the scene. It is estimated that some 5,000 Israelis were in the area at the time. An emergency information hotline has been set up to handle inquiries about the attack: 02-530-3155.
Israelis who are in Egypt are urged to return to Israel immediately, and the alert level in Eilat has been raised following the attacks. The Counter-Terrorism Bureau recently issued a warning that there was a "genuine threat" to Israelis traveling Egypt and advised them to leave immediately.
Dahab is a popular resort for Israelis as well as Egyptians and other foreign nationals. It is located on the eastern side of the Sinai Peninsula on the Gulf of Aqaba.
Magen David Adom ambulances are standing by at the Taba border. Israel has offered assistance to the Egyptian government, but reportedly the Egyptians responded that they have the situation under control and do not require assistance at this time.
Last July, at least 60 people, including foreigners, were killed and more than 200 were wounded when two car bombs and a suitcase ripped through hotels and shopping areas in the Egyptian diving resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in Sinai. The town was the site of the historic summit which culminated in the deal in which the Sinai changed hands.
Two years ago, in October 2004 at least 30 people were killed in a series of attacks on Egyptian resorts near to the Israeli border.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.