Morsi Trying to Erode Peace Treaty

(Ynet News) Ron Ben-Yishai - The deployment of a small number of tanks in the demilitarized zone in northern Sinai over the past few days does not threaten Israel in any way. Israel last year authorized the deployment of Egyptian armored vehicles in the region to curb smuggling and fight terror organizations operating there. The number of Egyptian tanks, armored vehicles and choppers that have entered Sinai to combat terror does not exceed the terms of the peace treaty. But what really concerns Israel's policy-makers is Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's efforts to downgrade security-related cooperation with Israel in an apparent attempt to effectively annul the peace agreement between the countries. The fact that tanks were deployed without coordinating the move with Israel is indicative of the new Egyptian government's policy of forcing Israel to tolerate unilateral measures.

2012-08-24 00:00:00

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