Public Security Minister Dichter: Egypt Wants Hamas to Prosper

[Ha'aretz] Public Security Minister Avi Dichter said that Egypt's failure to prevent arms smuggling implies that the country wants Hamas to prosper. In an interview with Army Radio on Monday Dichter said, "Any right-thinking person who witnesses the Egyptians' failure to act against arms smuggling can all but infer that strengthening Hamas is their interest. Egypt is capable of acting decisively against Hamas, but hasn't done that for more than seven years," Dichter added. "Their intelligence is as good as ours," he concluded. The deputy head of the Shin Bet security service told the cabinet on Sunday that 40 tons of explosives have been smuggled into the Strip since Hamas took over.

2007-08-27 01:00:00

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