Skip to comments.Egypt condemns Israel's attacks on Hamas - with a wink
Posted on 07/11/2014 2:02:43 PM PDT by Star Traveler
Cairo is probably relieved that Israel is carrying out the operation so that it does not have to do so itself.
Egypt has condemned the IDFs attacks on Hamas in the Gaza Strip, calling for them to stop, though in truth it is probably content that Israel is hurting a group it blames for involvement in the Islamist insurgency on its own soil.
On Wednesday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and agreed that all military action should stop, Ahram Online reported.
A Foreign Ministry spokesman called on Israel to contain the situation by ceasing all military operations, showing maximum self-restraint, the ministrys website stated on Wednesday.
In fact, Cairo is probably relieved that Israel is carrying out the operation so that it does not have to do so itself. A sign of Egypts hostility to Hamas, which states in its charter that it is a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, is that it continues to keep the Sinai-Gaza border closed despite Israels increasingly intense air campaign against the enclave.
The decision to keep the Rafah crossing closed is a political decision, not a military one, an unnamed official in the armys spokesmans office told Mada Masr on Wednesday.
There is no danger on the border between Egypt and Gaza, he said, adding that the army is aware of what is happening to people in Gaza.
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Oh, please, Mister Bibi, don’t throw those Palestinian dogs into the Briar Patch! (Not when there’s a dark bottomless coal pit available next door down in Gaza)
This title might be true. Al Sisi doesn’t like Hamas either. I suspect Al Sisi is less perturbed by Israel’s actions than Obama is.
Give them ten lashes. With a wet noodle.