Coordinated Muslim terrorist attacks inside Israel, wound 32 people, murder 8 people

"Attack in the Israeli Desert: 'It Wasn't Supposed to End This Way" bKarl Vick and Aaron J. Klein / Jerusalem Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 TIME
What headlines described as a terrorist attack in the desert just north of the Israeli resort city of Eilat was in fact a sustained assault, a complex military attack that included missiles, mortars, improvised explosive devices, small arms and, on the bodies of two of the seven assailants killed, explosive vests. Israeli security officials had been tracking the militants from the Gaza Strip, where plans were laid for the attack, into the lawless Sinai desert that since the fall of Hosni Mubarak has offered a more and more accessible back door to Israel. But somehow, the militants found a way to strike first, killing seven Israelis on a lonely desert highway.

"It wasn't supposed to end this way," a senior Israeli intelligence officer tells TIME. "And now we have to find out why it didn't end the way it should have."

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Briefing Note: Broader Implications of the Terror Attacks on Southern Israel

At least 7 Israelis killed, 33 injured in multiple terrorist attacks near Eilat 
DEBKAfile Special Report August 18, 2011

Israel had prior warnings of potential terror attacks from Sinai

(Ha'aretz) Senior government official says security officials received warning of possible attack, but disagreed about its severity.

Legendary anti-terror sniper killed  YNet News

Most veteran sniper in police’s elite anti-terror unit killed in Thursday’s terror offensive in south; Pascal Avrahami, 49-year-old father of three who moved to Israel from France in 1977, hit by terrorist fire near border

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