The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and Hezbollah (indirectly) blamed Israel for Sunday’s deadly terrorist attack in Sinai which left sixteen Egyptian soldiers dead. They have not produced a shred of evidence to support their egregious claims.
First of all, Israeli troops fired and killed members of the terrorist group which killed the Egyptian soldiers. They offered condolences and to share intelligence. They also returned five charred bodies to Egypt. Not typical behavior if Israel indeed is a guilty party.
Egyptian leaders are now calling for the peace treaty with Israel to be amended. They are insisting that Egypt should have the right to deploy more troops in Sinai, since it is after all Egyptian territory. The peace treaty, however, stipulated that Sinai would be demilitarized with only a limited number of Egyptian forces.
Blaming Israel without proof can be expected from Hamas and Hezbollah. They are programmed to blame anyone but themselves. However, when the Muslim Brotherhood blames Israel and describes it not as a sovereign nation but as the “Zionist entity” (like Hamas and Hezbollah), it sets a very ominous tone for future bilateral relations.