Egypt to Open Gaza Border as Israel Cites Concern Over HamasEgypt plans to open its border crossing with the Gaza Strip, possibly within the next two weeks, the Foreign Ministry said, as Israel expressed concern over its neighbor’s ties with Hamas, which rules the territory.
“We’ll open the crossing point for individuals in a continuous way,” Menha Bakhoum, a spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry, said in an interview today. “The details are still being worked out.”
A senior Israeli official, speaking anonymously because the issues are being pursued in diplomatic channels, said Israel is concerned that Egypt is upgrading its ties with Hamas, classified as a terrorist organization by Israel, the U.S. and the European Union.
Israel is also concerned about signs of a rapprochement between Egypt and Iran, which backs Hamas, and about increasing calls in Egypt for the abrogation of a peace treaty with Israel signed in 1979, the Israeli official said.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Nabil el-Arabi said last month that the country is ready to “open a new page” with Iran, with which it hasn’t had full diplomatic relations since 1979, after the overthrow of Mubarak. Iran hopes to “witness further expansion of relations,” Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said in response.
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Lieberman: World should not recognize new Palestinian government
Egypt invites Palestinian leaders to sign unity agreement in Cairo next week; FM Lieberman says international community should not legitimize a government that includes Hamas.By News Agencies
Lieberman told Christofias that the "inability" of the international community to obtain one declaration from the UN Security Council condemning Syria for its brutal crackdown on
demonstrators, made Israelis wonder whether the international community could be relied on for "balanced and honest considerations in regards to the situation between Israel and the Palestinians." haaretz aujourd'hui
quand ça veut, ça veut !!!tout le monde est "presque en place". l'Iran est entré dans l’arène...la Syrie attend ...
et.......................la Chine ???????
(révolution du panda ? guerre civile, émeutes de la faim, attaque face book....)