This marked the sixth attack on the pipeline, which supplies Israel and
Jordan, in 2011, Middle East Newsline reported. The pipeline has been shut down since an attack on a
distribution station of the pipeline on July 12.
The sources said the Bedouins were also targeting police and security
facilities in Sinai. In El Arish, six people, including an officer with the
rank of captain, were killed in a battle between Bedouins and security
forces on July 29. At least people, three of them Palestinians, were
The sources said Bedouins were seeking to join Muslim Brotherhood
demonstrations throughout Egypt. In El Arish, around 150 Bedouins carried
black flags that read "There is no God but God" and fired thousands of
rounds of ammunition as well as 15 RPGs toward a police station.
Egyptian security forces were also trying to stop the flow of Sudanese
migrants through Sinai to Israel. On July 29, Egyptian Border Guard officers
fired at a group of infiltrators and several bullets struck the vehicle of
an Israel Army battalion commander. No injuries were reported.