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Mahmoud Abbas and Egypt want Israel's Gaza blockade to stay

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posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 02:52 AM
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Other ME powers like Egypt are as much involved in the blockade as Israel. This fact is repeatedly overlooked by the media trying to tie it entirely to Israel.

Abbas and Egypt want Israel blockade


Mr Abbas said the blockade should remain in place to avoid bolstering Hamas, which has ruled the coastal strip since seizing it from the PA three years ago. Hamas at the weekend rejected an offer by Mr Abbas to send a PA delegation to Gaza to discuss ways of ending their power struggle and recreating a single Palestinian political entity. Mr Abbas stressed the need for easing the restrictions of goods into Gaza in ways that would not boost Hamas's prestige.


Egypt is committed to maintaining the embargo because of the dangers involving Hamas:


Egypt has told the US and European countries that the maritime blockade should not be lifted because it would be too difficult to inspect ships entering Gaza port to ensure they do not carry weaponry. Egypt regards Hamas as a dangerous neighbour and fears the Islamic group's contacts with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood inside Egypt. It has attempted without success over the years to persuade Hamas to merge with the moderate Palestinian Authority.


Egypt regards Hamas as a dangerous neighbor.

[edit on 13/7/10 by plumranch]




posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 03:11 AM
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I'm glad things like this are being brought to light to those of us who don't know this, thanks!



posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 03:41 AM
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because it would be too difficult to inspect ships entering Gaza port to ensure they do not carry weaponry


But that type of rubish could be used for anything from not allowing bags on planes to not letting people drive cars because it would be dificult to inspect them.

Don't think i'll be going Egypt for me holiday



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:52 AM
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Egypt is just a puppet state of the US and Israel - if you didnt know, now you know - if you dont believe me, research it.

Of course these guys are going to parrot the Israel/US lines.



posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 02:29 AM
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Egypt is just a puppet state of the US and Israel - if you didnt know, now you know - if you dont believe me, research it.


How about you do the research and convince me?

Egypt is anything but a puppet state to anyone if you ask Egypt's President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak!



posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 07:52 PM
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Originally posted by plumranch

... How about you do the research and convince me?

... Egypt is anything but a puppet state to anyone if you ask Egypt's President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak!


Egypt receive $ 1.3 billion in military aid annually from the U.S. And receive an average of $ 815 million of economic aid annually from the U.S.

IMHO, the is why Egypt is a puppet of the U.S. (and indirectly Israel). This also explains why Egypt close the Gaza border crossing (at the behest of U.S./Israel).



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 02:38 AM
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Egypt receive $ 1.3 billion in military aid annually from the U.S. And receive an average of $ 815 million of economic aid annually from the U.S. IMHO, the is why Egypt is a puppet of the U.S. (and indirectly Israel).


Not really, Hamas is no friend of Egypt!


Egypt has told the US and European countries that the maritime blockade should not be lifted because it would be too difficult to inspect ships entering Gaza port to ensure they do not carry weaponry. Egypt regards Hamas as a dangerous neighbour and fears the Islamic group's contacts with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood inside Egypt. It has attempted without success over the years to persuade Hamas to merge with the moderate Palestinian Authority.



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