Israel's military establishment is continuing to maintain a high alert along the Egyptian border amid fears of an impending terrorist attack.
OC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Tal Russo toured the area Wednesday, meeting with soldiers stationed at strategic checkpoints along the border.
Five Egyptian soldiers were also killed in the melee as Israeli security personnel fought a bloody battle with more than a dozen gunmen from the Gaza-based Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) terrorist organization.
Parallel investigations by the IDF and Egyptian security later revealed that at least three of the 20-plus operatives involved in the attack were Egyptian nationals.
Meanwhile, authorities have revealed the identity of the perpetrator of a separate terrorist attack executed earlier this week in Tel Aviv.
Muhammad Sa'afan, a 20-year-old resident of the northern city of Shechem, was caught on site after having stabbed eight people at a club in south Tel Aviv. One of the victims was critically wounded in the attack. Sa'afan was remanded for an additional 10 days by the court.