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Did Egyptian Security Turn a Blind Eye to Terror?

A well-coordinated and multi-tiered terrorist attack struck southern Israel today, targeting public buses and private vehicles. The attack is troubling for a number of reasons. If the unholy alliance between the Egyptian military and Muslim Brotherhood leads Egyptian security elements to turn a blind eye toward terrorists infiltrating the Sinai peninsula, it could both lead to great insecurity in the region and reinforce the feeling of many Israelis that the land for peace formula which provided the basis for all peace talks since Camp David brings not peace, but greater vulnerability to terrorism.