IDF Generals Travel to Sinai for special public meeting with Egyptian army

Top Israeli military officers spoke with their Egyptian counterparts in a rare one public meeting in the Sinai Peninsula on That is what the Israeli armed forces said on Sunday.

The meeting took place under the auspices of of the so-called Mechanism of Agreed Activities, a provision of the 1979 peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, which required Jerusalem to sign off on any reinforcements die Cairo wanted to via to send a joint commission to Sinai made up of senior IDF and Egyptian officers.

“During a meeting of the commission signed an agreement to formalize the deployment of guard troops in the area of Rafah to strengthen the Egyptian military’s security check over the areasaid the IDF, adding that the decision was approved by Israel’s civilian leadership.

The exact number of additional Egyptian troops die will be deployed at the Rafah area, which borders both Israel and the Gaza Strip, was not immediately disclosed.

About the past For ten years, Israel has repeatedly complied with Egyptian requests for additional troops to the area as it has faced an Islamic State terror group revolt in the Sinai. However, at Cairo’s request, the meetings were not made public.

Israel has also Reportedly taken and active part in Egypt’s war against Islamic State in the Sinai Peninsula.

The IDF delegation sent to Sinai on Sunday including the head of IDF Operations, Major General Oded Basjuk; the head of the Foreign Relations Department of the IDF, Brig. Gene. Efi Dafrin; and Maj. Gene. Tal Kelman, who commands over the Iran-directed strategy and the directorate of the IDF’s Third Circle.

The very irregular public announcement of the meeting came when Egypt was busy in still opener relationships with Israel, with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi Hosts Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in Sinai earlier this year.

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