The Real "Siege" of Gaza

(Gatestone Institute) Khaled Abu Toameh - Recent calls for lifting the "siege" on Gaza have ignored that Hamas' main demand is that Egypt reopen the Rafah border crossing, the Palestinians' only gateway to the Arab world. Even during the Gaza war, the Egyptians rejected demands to reopen the Rafah terminal indefinitely. The Egyptians want the world to blame only Israel for the "siege" on Gaza. According to Palestinian sources, the Egyptians are worried that the reopening of the Rafah terminal would facilitate terrorist attacks by radical Islamist groups against Egyptian targets, especially in Sinai.

2014-08-12 00:00:00

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