Jerusalem, June 18 – A terror cell entered Israel from Sinai early on Monday, killing an Israeli-Arab construction worker. The cell was repelled by the Israel Defense Forces but not before it detonated a roadside bomb, fired an RPG and opened fire with light weapons.
Since the re-establishment of Israel in 1948, the Egyptian-Israeli border had always been open. For the most part the border runs through hilly barren desert with little or no vegetation and sparse population. Because of its remoteness, it has been a favorite area for terrorists, drug smugglers and human traffickers.
Following increased terrorist attacks and to halt the infiltration by tens of thousands of migrants from Africa, Israel decided to build a security fence along the entire 266km border. The fence is expected to be completed later in 2012.
This video details some of the recent terror attacks on the Israel-Egypt border.