A terror group calling itself Ansar Beit Al Makdas on Sunday said it had carried out the attack on an IDF patrol on Friday near the Sinai border. The group, in a statement released to Arabic media, said that it had carried out the attack in revenge over the “Innocence of Muslims” video clip on Youtube. Corporal Netanel Yahalomi, 20, was killed in the attack by terrorists on an IDF patrol Friday at the Sinai border.
Speaking at Sunday's cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that the attack emphasized the importance of completing the security fence in southern Israel. The attack occurred in an area where the fence has not yet been completed.