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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Egypt gives Hamas $33 million it had seized

A long time ago, the Rafah crossing was heavily supervised, and EU observers worked with Israel and Egypt to ensure that Gaza would not turn into a terrorist haven for Hamas.

My, how times have changed.

In the context of the so-called unity talks in Cairo, Hamas demanded from Egypt some $33 million seized a few years ago - and the new springy Egypt said sure, no problem, its yours!

This may be the money that was taken from Ismail Haniyeh in 2006. At the time he was carrying $35 million in cash, in suitcases, from a fundraising trip to Iran, Qatar and Sudan.

Now Hamas can use that case for its important business of buying bombs and rockets aimed at killing Jews.