A Lebanese news website reported Wednesday morning that an Egyptian helicopter was seen over the city of Rafiah in Gaza overnight. This may be the closest any Egyptian vehicle or aircraft has ventured this close to Israel.
Last week it was reported that another Egyptian helicopter circled above the southern Gaza region after a mistake in navigation.
Gaza, controlled by Hamas since 2007, is bordered by Egypt and Israel. The Israeli Defense Ministry gave permission to the Egyptian army this week to move in more troops toward the border with Gaza in order to remove the increased terrorist presence.