Israel: Egypt's Anti-Smuggling Measures "Slow"

[Jerusalem Post] Yuval Diskin, head of the Israel Security Agency, told cabinet ministers on Sunday: "We see a great effort on the part of Hamas in trying to re-dig its tunnels, and since the ceasefire, we've identified a number of arms shipments....The Egyptians are acting in a way which suggests that they are combating smuggling. This is a positive trend, but their actions are relatively slow." Officials in Jerusalem have insisted that any long-term truce agreement include provisions to prevent Hamas from rearming. Public Security Minister Avi Dichter told the cabinet: "When Hamas speaks about rehabilitating Gaza, they are talking about rehabilitating their supply of rockets which will be fired into Israel."

2009-02-16 06:00:00

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