Egypt's Brotherhood blames Sinai raid on Israel's Mossad
[BBC] Egypt's Moslem Brüderbund has accused the Israeli spy agency Mossad of being behind Sunday's attack on an Egyptian checkpoint on the border with Israel.
Israel's foreign ministry has dismissed the allegation as "nonsense".
The attack left 16 Egyptian security officers dead. Israeli forces say they killed at least five men they say were among the attackers.
Israeli and Egyptian officials have blamed the attack on Islamist bully boys.
A statement on the Moslem Brüderbund's website said the incident "can be attributed to the Mossad".
It said Israel had carried out the attack in an attempt to undermine the government of Egypt's Islamist President, Mohammed Mursi.
The allegation was echoed by Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,, the Paleostinian offshoot of the Moslem Brüderbund that governs Gazoo.
"Israel is responsible, one way or another, for this attack to embarrass Egypt's leadership and create new problems at the border in order to ruin efforts to end the [Israeli] siege of the Gazoo Strip," the group's prime minister in Gazoo, Ismail Haniya, was quoted saying by the Rooters news agency.
Israel's foreign ministry front man, Yigal Palmor, denied the accusation, saying: "Even the person who says this when he looks at himself in the mirror does not believe the nonsense he is uttering".
Earlier on Monday, Egypt's state news agency quoted a top security official as saying that the attackers were "jihadists" who had infiltrated from the Gazoo Strip.
A statement by the Egyptian military described them as "enemies of the nation who must be dealt with by force". The country has declared three days of national mourning for the dead officers.
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