The IDF has deployed an Iron Dome missile-defence system in Eilat. Missile defense battery is installed near the recent impact point of the Grad missile released by terrorists from the Sinai Peninsula.
After the first Egypt’s Islamist president Mohamed Morsi became leader of this country, relations between the two countries have become more disturbing, though it does not come about some official disagreements or skirmish so far. Tel Aviv is also concerned over the planned for late August Morsi’s visit to Iran – Israel’s main enemy in the Muslim world. Egypt’s leaders have never been to the Islamic Republic since the 1979 revolution. Besides, the armed extremists on the Sinai Peninsula have recently become more active. They have already made several diversions and terrorist attacks. Cairo has brought additional forces into the peninsula, including armored units.
In turn, Egyptian State Minister in charge of the Egyptian Parliament, Muhammad Mahsub expressed himself in favour of the revision of the Camp David peace treaty with Israel, demanding total control over the situation the Egyptian army in Sinai. “We need to review the terms of the Camp David treaty relating to security in the Sinai Peninsula, which hampers the Egyptian troops’ efforts in the region,” said Muhammad Mahsub.
According to the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt signed in 1979 at Camp David, the U.S., Cairo has a very limited military presence in Sinai, only designated by the border guard units.
According to the minister, “Egypt should fully regain control over its own territory, including the Sinai Peninsula.”