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New Israeli military base opens near Egyptian borders

August 17, 2017 at 1:46 pm

An Israeli military base with training facilities for four brigades dedicated to protect Egypt’s borders is set to be opened in Egypt, Yedioth Ahronoth revealed yesterday.

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman will take part in the opening of the base, which will be located on the borders of Sinai.

In July National Security Council officials told a Knesset committee that Israel is interested in maintaining good security ties with the Egyptian Army.

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The Israeli army has allocated 60 million shekels ($16.5 million) to the base which includes funds for military training and a leadership course for the four ground brigades who will be based there.

The commander of the base Jimy bin Yagar said: “Training and rehabilitation on this base will be given to each brigade based on its specialism and mission… we will have an electronic set that simulates live fire… basic training lasts for 16 weeks followed with four months of operations.”