Skip to comments.Egypt vows crackdown on "infidels" after border massacre
Posted on 08/06/2012 11:08:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Egypt branded Islamist gunmen who killed 16 police near the Israeli border as "infidels" and promised on Monday to launch a crackdown following the massacre that has strained Cairo's ties with both Israel and Palestinians.
An Egyptian official said jihadist militants crossed into Egypt from the Gaza Strip before attacking the border station on Sunday. They then stole two vehicles and headed to nearby Israel, where they were eventually killed by Israeli fire.
Mursi has promised to honor Egypt's 1979 peace treaty with Israel and has done little to suggest a major shift in ties. He has also reached out to Hamas, the Islamist rulers of the Gaza Strip that borders Egypt and Israel, and Sunday's killings put an instant strain on their relations.
The Muslim Brotherhood said on its website the attack "can be attributed to Mossad," the Israeli intelligence agency, and was an attempt to thwart Mursi. It said Mossad was trying to abort the Egyptian uprising and it was "imperative to review clauses" of the agreement between Egypt and Israel.
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Like watching a gang war between the bloods and the cryps, you want to encourage both (all?) sides to their very utmost, while rooting for neither (none?) to win.
With Al Sharpton flying in and blaming Jewish interlopers. The Palestinians want to trigger cross border bloodshed between the Israelis and Egyptians. The Egyptians and Israelis have benefitted from three decades of peace. They would be crazy to abandon the current arrangements. The Palestinians, as Mitt Romney pointed out, are culturally and morally incapable of benefitting from peace, they are the dog in the manger, hoping to precipitate a war.
” For the MB to “reach out to Hamas” is for them to reach out to themselves.”
Like municipal unions negotiating with the Democrats.
They can round up the usual suspects at their next family reunion.
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