The western border with Egypt has now become the Israel Defense Forces' most turbulent and dangerous front, requiring the deployment of the most elite units.
We need to become accustomed to the new reality that our western border has become a war zone. We still maintain (cold) peace with Egypt, but there is an abyss of hate and terror growing between us and them.
The Israel Defense Forces cannot yet point with any certainty to the party behind Monday's border attack, in which terrorists fired at Israeli contract workers building the border fence, killing one of them.
The general direction is obvious — Gaza — but which group gave the order is not yet clear. Not that it matters too much: All the organizations in the Gaza Strip are up to their necks in terror, in Sinai and from Sinai. Some supply rockets (Hamas) and others supply terrorists (Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees). These groups are joined by global jihad members looking for action and Sinai Bedouin looking for cash — all the ingredients required for a massive border clash.