For the first time in 34 years Egyptian Air Force fighter jets flew over Gaza-Israel Border

According to Israeli Channel 2, Egyptian Air Force F-16s were authorized to fly over the Gaza-Israel border area, as part of the military operations Cairo’s military is conducting against terrorist groups in the Sinai Peninsula.

It was the first time since Cairo and Tel Aviv signed the peace agreement in 1979.

Last month, a similar authorization was granted to Egyptian Apache helicopters used to strike armed group sites in the same area.

Egyptian Army is quite active in southern part of the Gaza Strip: in the last few days the Egyptian army targeted a number of  tunnels that, from Egypt, lead to the Rafah city.

Top image shows F-16 over Cairo protests in 2011

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About David Cenciotti
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.