The Islamic State’s Sinai Attack: Commentary & Analysis

July 2015
Op-eds / Israel and the Middle East

On 1 July 2015 an unprecedented attack was launched by an Islamist organizations affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) against Egyptian military targets in the north of the Sinai Peninsula. This document is a collection of the commentary and analyses offered by experts of the Mitvim Institute: Dr. Ronen Zeidel, Prof. Elie Podeh, Dr. Ehud Eiran, Dr. Ido Zelkovitz and Mr. Kamal Hassan. Our experts’ analyses address the ties between IS in Iraq and Syria and its affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula; the significance of the attack for Egypt; the attack’s possible ramifications for Egypt-Israel relations; the response of Hamas; and the impact of IS on Israel’s Arab population.

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