Barak: Israel regrets deaths of Egypt policemen killed by IDF fire
This is truly unfortunate, cross border incidents with Egypt are not what Israel needs atm. That said, I do understand the concept of hot pursuit, and support it. Our troops have crossed the border into Pakistan, and we use drones against terrorists and their camps in Pakistan and other places, so I get it. However you can bet that hardliner radical islamist foes of Israel within Egypt will use the incident to stir up even more animosity towards Israel.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Saturday that Israel regrets the deaths of three Egyptian policemen who were killed on Thursday by Israel Defense Forces soldiers on Thursday.
IDF soldiers fired across the Israel-Egypt border as they intercepted the terrorist cell behind the attacks near Eilat in which eight Israelis were killed.