Israel to Allow Egypt to Boost Force on Gaza Border

[Ha'aretz] Barak Ravid and Anshel Pfeffer - Israel has taken a favorable view of an Egyptian request to increase the force of its border guards along the Philadelphi Route by at least 750 - and possibly as much as 1,500 - according to a senior Israeli political source. Currently there are 750 Egyptian troops along the border. It is unclear whether the broadening of the Egyptian border force will become part of the Israeli-Egyptian peace accords, or whether it will be a tacit agreement.

2009-01-23 06:00:00

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