JERUSALEM – The Israeli Navy has stopped using the Suez Canal out of concern that it will be targeted by global militants, the Jerusalem Post reported on Friday.
“We don’t want to draw terror,” a senior naval officer told the daily.
The report said the decision had no strategic significance for Israel, because its navy rarely used the Suez Canal in any case.
But the decision should be a warning for Egypt, it quoted an analyst as saying.
“The question is, what does it say about our confidence in the Egyptian security services?” asked Michael Oren, the author of a book on the 1967 Middle East war, “Six Days of War” and a senior fellow at Jerusalem’s Shalem Center research institute.