Hamas Developed Gaza Terrorist Infrastructure with Egyptian Help

(CNSNews) Hamas never could have developed such a strong terrorist infrastructure in the Gaza Strip without the help of Egypt, Dr. Yuval Steinitz, head of Israel's Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said Tuesday. "Until now the Egyptian policy enabled Israelis and Palestinians to bleed together. They did almost nothing to prevent smuggling into Gaza," said Steinitz. "They actually enabled Hamas to transfer [weapons and make Gaza] a strategic and logistical base." Steinitz compared Egypt's relationship to Hamas to that of Syria and Hizballah, where Syria enables and provides for Hizballah to continue to operate in southern Lebanon.

2004-05-27 00:00:00

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