[Wednesday October 16, 2013] Israeli Channel 2 has reported that, for the first time in 34 years, Egyptian F16 Fighter jets flew over the Egypt-Israel border area, “as part of Egyptian operations against gunmen in the area.”Channel 2 said that, for the first time since the peace agreement was signed between Cairo and Tel Aviv in 1979, Israel has authorized Egyptian F16 jets to fly over the border area as part of operations the Egyptian military is conducting against armed groups in the Sinai Peninsula.

A month ago, Israel allowed Egyptian Apache helicopters to operate in the area, to allow the Egyptian military to strike “sites used by terrorists”, according to Israeli sources.

Furthermore, the Egyptian Army destroyed siege-busting border tunnel near Rafah city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Egyptian sources said that the tunnel was dug under a house on the Egyptian side of the border, leading all the way into Rafah.

The Egyptian army evicted the resident from their home and destroyed the tunnel; damage to the home has also been reported.