Sinai witnessed many attacks by militants since the January 2011 revolution that toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak.
The move underlines Egypt’s increasing hostility to Hamas, which the court blamed for violence in Sinai Peninsula.
Apache helicopter gunships killed 18 suspected militants after they destroyed four vans in North Sinai.
Egypt is seeking UN backing for concerted international action after it launched air strikes on Islamic State group.
Al-Jazeera journalist released after over a year in Egyptian prison optimistic he’d be exonerated from terrorism-related charges.
Egypt making a bid to place itself at the center of the fight against extremism across the Middle East.
The officials said the warplanes struck on Monday in Darna, an extremist stronghold in eastern Libya.
The statement said the warplanes targeted weapons caches and training camps before returning safely.
Sunni Islam’s top body, Al-Azhar has condemned the “barbaric” beheading.
The hearing was swiftly adjourned and a new date was set for February 28.
Police officials said on Saturday the attack in the town of Sheikh Zuweyid wounded two police officers.
The CPJ in 2013 rated Egypt as the third most dangerous country for journalists after Syria and Iraq.
Mohammed’s wife, Jehan Rashed, told The Associated Press that her husband arrived home around 7 am.
The three Al-Jazeera journalsist were sentenced to at least seven years before a retrial was ordered.
Egyptian authorities have set February 12 as the start of a retrial.