Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Islamic Jihad says Sinai attack 'shameful'

| Maan News Agency

Published today 13:00
Islamic Jihad organized a rally to show solidarity with Egypt following a
deadly attack on a Sinai police station.
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Islamic Jihad leader Nafeth Azzam on Monday condemned the "shameful" attack on a Sinai police station that killed 16 Egyptian officers.

Azzam spoke at solidarity rally organized by Islamic Jihad near the Salah al-Din gate on the Egyptian border.

He said the Sinai attack was an act of "unspeakable cruelty" that had no justification and served only Israeli interests.

"We hope this crime does not affect our relationship with Egypt as our strategic goals are the same," Azzam added.

Commenting on the closure of cross-border smuggling tunnels and the Rafah border crossing, he said all security measures must be taken to prevent further attacks.

However, he added that he hoped the clampdown would not be in place for too long