Egypt's Security Role in Gaza Becoming a Source of Concern

(Al-Ahram-Egypt) Dina Ezzat - Egypt is coming under increasing pressure from the U.S. and Israel to impose strict security measures on the Rafah-Gaza border to prevent a repeat of the chaotic scenes witnessed in the first days following the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza. Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and for that matter Palestinian Authority figures are certainly not happy with the excessive signs of Arab and Islamic warmth demonstrated towards Israeli Prime Minister Sharon during his participation in the UN summit last week. Especially alarming to them is a reported Israeli-Jordanian plan to transfer some 100,000 Palestinian refugees from Jordan to Gaza.

2005-09-23 00:00:00

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