On July the 2nd, the IDF announced that Highway 12 will be closed to traffic starting at 5:00 am Friday because of the danger posed by fighting between ISIS and Egyptian military in the Sinai desert. The highway circumvents the mountains of Eilat from the north and west, and connects Eilat to Highway 10 and Highway 40, which lead toward central Israel.

On July the 3rd, “supposedly” the Islamic the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s Sinai branch fired several Grad rockets across the border into the district of Ashkelon. While they were doing so, it is fine to assume they were in mid offensive against Egypt military in Sinai.

On Monday the 6th of July, the Shin Bet announced that they had arrested six Negev Bedouin as budding members of a new ISIS terror cell in the Negev Bedouin town of Hura. Was this the first time? Hell no, but it received major exposure by the press.

Also on Monday, July 6, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkott announced the establishment of a new (wait for it) “Commando Brigade.” Is this decision related to the recent developments of ISIS? Could be. Is it an outcome of ISIS? Not really.