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The Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis Terrorist Attack on the Israel-Egypt Border (2011)

On August 18, 2011 a terrorist attack was carried out on the Israel-Egypt border in which several Israeli vehicles were attacked on Highway 12 and clashes broke out with IDF forces. Eight people were killed in the attack and 40 others were injured. Two years later, on July 17, 2014, the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis terrorist organization published a video titled, “Al-Furqan Battle”, in which it claimed responsibility for the attack, explained the ideological background behind the attack, and detailed the preparations for the attack as well as its modus operandi.[1]

Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (“Supporters of Jerusalem”) first burst into public awareness on July 24, 2012 when it claimed responsibility for a series of explosions that its members had carried out since 2011 against the Egyptian gas pipeline in the Sinai Peninsula, which supplied gas to Israeli and Jordanian territory.[2]



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