Israel Radio Correspondent Eran Zinger: Egypt introduces anti-aircraft missiles into Sinai





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Published on Aug 17, 2012

Israel Radio Arab Affairs Analyst Eran Zinger Reporting on the 17 August 2012 noon news magazine program that Egypt has deployed anti-aircraft missiles in Sinai without Israel's permission

Anchor: But now we have to jump to Haifa to our correspondent for Arab Affair Eran Zinger. Hi Eran

Zinger: Hello to you.

Anchor: We can't ignore what's going on with Egypt. And you come to tell us of another interesting development in the Sinai.

Zinger: Yes, we saw yesterday reported in headlines in Haaretz that Israel is concerned about the introduction of the new forces in the Sinai. Among them tanks and armored troop vehicles.

And what I want to tell is that it isn't just tanks and armored troop vehicles.

We are talking about missiles: anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles that the Egyptian Army has introduced to
the Sinai, according to reports, in violation of the peace treaty between the two states.

It must be said that the situation is very fluid. This is something that is happening these recent days, that the Egyptian Army is showing determination it did not show in the
past to battle terror elements. And it does battle them.

But Chanan Naveh, who was who was Yossi Melman's teacher and also my teacher in the newsroom - Chanan Naveh said at the start of the broadcast that everyone is watching Iran,
everyone is following what is happening in Iran and what is happening - by the way not just on the Egyptian front but also in Syria - in both areas there are very interesting developments.

The introduction of advanced weapons by elements trying to change the situation.

So if the Egyptian Army is trying now to change the situation in the Sinai with weapons it is not supposed to put in there then this should concern Israel.

And if the rebels in Syria start to receive from the Americans Stinger missiles to hit Syrian Air Force planes then this should also concern us, in my opinion, no less.

The situation around us is changing and I think that we must open our eyes in all directions and not just towards one area that you discussed for the past half an hour (Iran).


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