Egypt Ignores Agreement, Lets Hamas Men into Gaza

[Ynet News] Roni Sofer - Minutes before Egyptian police officers opened the gates and let Hamas pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia back into Gaza, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad from the Defense Ministry received a phone call. On the other end was an acquaintance from Cairo. We are opening the gates, the Egyptian caller informed the stunned Gilad. Only three weeks ago, Gilad traveled to Cairo to warn our Egyptian allies that the pilgrims heading to Saudi Arabia include some Hamas men, including some terrorists who headed for training in Iran. He also warned that they will be bringing back plenty of money, aimed at greasing the wheels of the terror machine. The Egyptians made a move that completely ignored all the understandings reached with Israel. It is one thing to ignore past understandings. This time around they disregarded a fresh agreement from last week, reached when President Mubarak met Defense Minister Barak.

2008-01-04 01:00:00

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