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Escalating: Israel Sends More Warships to Egyptian Border

A demonstrator holds an Israeli flag with shoes on it as he attends a protest in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Hundreds of Egyptians protested the deaths of Egyptian security forces killed last week in the Sinai, calling to expel the Israeli ambassador in Egypt. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says it has sent two more warships to the Red Sea border with Egypt following warnings that militants are planning another attack on southern Israel from Egyptian soil.

Earlier this week, Israel's military ordered more troops to the border following intelligence reports of an impending attack.

Israel's home front minister said Tuesday that militants from the Gaza-based Islamic Jihad are in Egypt's Sinai peninsula waiting to attack.

Gunmen who infiltrated Israel through the porous Egyptian Sinai border killed eight Israelis earlier this month.

The attack sparked calls to increase security on both sides of the frontier and created new tensions between Israel and Egypt.

No changes in security alignments were observed on the Egyptian side of the border.

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