March 01, 2004

An Egyptian Role in Gaza?

Some good news in relation to continued indications that Israel will pull out of Gaza.

Common Egyptian-Israeli interests are helping along the cooperation:

"Israel is concerned that the Islamic militant group Hamas will take over in Gaza if Israel withdraws, making the flow of illicit arms impossible to control. Egypt is also reportedly worried that the spread of Hamas' power in Gaza will influence Islamic fundamentalists in Egypt and destabilise Hosni Mubarak's government. Former Israeli Defence Minster Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said Egypt had promised to prevent arms smuggling to Gaza if Israel pulled out, Israel radio reported."

Posted by Gregory at March 1, 2004 08:01 PM
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