Thursday, February 7, 2008


How to Turn Gaza Over to Egypt - Daniel Pipes
Given that Gazans have shown themselves incapable of responsible self-rule and Cairo has tacitly allowed the smuggling of arms since 2000, Mubarak needs to be made responsible for Gaza. Robert Satloff of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy suggests to me that Jerusalem announce a date certain for the severing of Israel's provision of water, electricity and trade access. Once Jerusalem cuts supplies, Cairo has no choice but to furnish them. In the end, Arab solidarity demands that Egyptian "brothers" fill in for the Israeli enemy. (
Jerusalem Post)

The Islamist Hamas movement planned the abduction of Egyptian soldiers patrolling the Rafah border between Gaza and Egypt, sources close to the Egyptian government have told the Arab website Elaph. The abductions were to be carried out with the intention of exchanging the soldiers for Hamas operatives arrested in Egypt.

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