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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Egyptian intelligence minister blames Israel for Gaza weapons smuggling

Palestine Press Agency writes that Egyptian Intelligence Minister Omar Suleiman blames Israel for the smuggling of weapons into Gaza (autotranslated, cleaned up):
Egypt says that one of the main sources [from which] Hamas receives arms and ammunition are Israeli army soldiers who sell them weapons and ammunition. Suleiman added that most of the smuggling of arms and explosive materials for the Gaza Strip are by sea and soldiers of the Israeli Navy failed to stop them.
Remember that Egypt stands to lose some $200 million in US handouts if it does not do more to stop the huge smuggling operations into Gaza, and any doubts they can plant about the reality would help their case.

Just yesterday, one of those mythical smuggling tunnels from Gaza to Egypt collapsed, injuring 3.