Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Ingress and Egress Regarding Gaza
How it is that the Europeans and Egyptians don't let much travel between Gaza and the rest of the world via Egypt (at least above ground) is lost in time as well. Does anyone make the case that the Egyptians have closed the border at Rafah because the Israeli's asked them to? Anyone, anyone? Bueller?
My understanding is that the Egyptians restrict ingresss and egress at Rafah b/c they want to retrict access to the riff-raff, to whit, Hamas. Hamas is an Islamic extremist group w/ ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the chief opposition to the Egyptian government. Recall that Anawr Sadat was assassinated by Muslim extremists. I am quite certasin that Hosni Mubarak remembers.