Egyptian soldiers stationed at a check point in the Sinai desert were just sitting down for their evening meal to conclude a day of fasting for Ramadan. They were laughing, relaxed and enjoying the food. Suddenly, sounds of weapons pounded into their ears. Masked gunmen entered, and blasted away at the defenseless soldiers. Within moments, sixteen lay dead. Killed at the hands of Palestinians who had infiltrated from Gaza and Egyptians who had infiltrated from Egypt. The attack was part of a plot to capture vehicles and then kidnap an Israel soldier.
Israel intelligence had some information about the plot and were prepared when the militants entered their territory. President Morsi is infuriated at this assault and wants to know if Hamas was behind the attack. Hamas denies any connection to the shooting. Just another day in the Middle East where violence solves all problems!