Skip to comments.Egyptian TV Announcer Calls for Destruction of Hamas; Al-Ahram Columnist Thanks Netanyahu
Posted on 07/14/2014 7:23:08 AM PDT by SJackson
Officials and public figures in Egypt are beginning to call for Israel and Egypt to wipe out Hamas in the Gaza Strip, which some are calling the armed branch of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization, that runs the coastal enclave.
A major Egyptian television news commentator savaged Hamas on Sunday for its support of the Muslim Brotherhood, and called on her country to join Israel and strike the Islamist group.
The Egyptian people know exactly who they are facing, and understand that there is no alternative to employing the Egyptian army to strike terror cells in Gaza and destroy Hamas in a military operation, Hayah Al Dardiri, a presenter for Egypt Today told viewers.
Another pundit, Azza Sami, of the newspaper Al-Ahram wrote, Thank you (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu and may God give us more [people] like you to destroy Hamas.
And the critique of Hamas wasnt only in the media.
Writing in The Gatestone Institute, Israeli journalist and author Khaled Abu Toameh noted that, Sisis Egypt has not forgiven Hamas for its alliance with (the) Muslim Brotherhood and its involvement in terrorist attacks against Egyptian civilians and soldiers over the past year.
The Egyptians today understand that Hamas and other radical Islamist groups pose a serious threat to their national security. That is why the Egyptian authorities have, over the past year, been taking tough security measures not only against Hamas, but also the entire population of the Gaza Strip.
Toameh believes that Hamas was taken aback by the vehemence of some of the positive reactions to Israels Operation Protective Edge, which entered its sixth day on Sunday, with a possible ground incursion to foil more rockets attacks into Israel in the offing.
Its disgraceful to see that some Egyptians are publicly supporting the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip while Westerners are expressing solidarity with the Palestinians and condemning Israel, one Hamas spokesman said in evident frustration.
Toameh contends that many Egyptians, particularly after the debacle of the rise and fall of the Muslim Brotherhood, view Hamas and like-minded groups as a direct threat to their countrys national security.
Meanwhile, Middle East negotiator and former UK prime minister Tony Blair has met with Egyptian officials in recent days in an effort to stem the fighting between Israel and Hamas through an Egyptian-brokered cease fire.
Watch the Egyptian TV presenters call for the destruction of Hamas below. [at link, bottom of page]
So you have both Israel and Egypt wanting to wipe out Hamas and recongnizing it for the terrorist front that it is, and you still have liberal Western do-gooders who want to negotiate and "broker a cease fire." Talking for the sake of talking. Measuring progress by the number of accords and treaties you have. It will be the death of the West.
Perhaps not all of Egypt, but the current government which our administration despises, favoring the Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas’ creator. Egypt is said to have shut down about 85% of the smuggling tunnels into Gaza, which will make rearming difficult.
It's a start.
You beat me to it. This is, to me, a surprising development. But I suspect it isn’t to the more diligent Egypt and Sisi watchers here at FR. I hope they read this thread and add their $.02.
I know, right? Did Hell just freeze over or something?
President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, has been going after the Muslim Brotherhood because the Muslim Brotherhood does not have the national interests of Egypt at heart. And this attitude goes along with the Egyptian Military, too.
The Muslim Brotherhood is allied with Hamas, so they’re both in the same category as far as Egypt is concerned.
This is not something new, but you could have seen it “operational” for quote a while in Egypt.
You have to DISTINGUISH between the different groups and organizations (and governments) in the Middle East - as they’re not all just “one group” ... :-) ...
AND ... Israel does know how to distinguish between all the different groups and “how to work with them” ... like Israel has worked with Egypt and Jordan and also the Palestinian Authority, but not with Hamas!
Egypt has become an ally of Irael.
The MB loving Obama administration is Israel’s enemy.
G-d does thing weirdly.
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