Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Zack Gold is quoted in Daily News Egypt on the attack on a North Sinai hotel that killed four people:

The Tuesday attacks targeting judges was expected, according to Zack Gold, a fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. He referred to an audio statement in May, where IS-“State of Sinai” leader Abu Usama Al-Masri referred to judges as legitimate targets and called for more attacks on them.

“This [statement] was an expansion of Sinai jihadi targeting, which had previously focused on security forces and leaders,” Gold said.

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