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Gaza Mistakes - Take Two

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Feb 7, 2008 at 13:39

While the truth of the border breakdown is unavoidable, the idea that it should give opportunity to Egypt to ‘annex' or otherwise take control of the Gaza should not be viewed as a serious next step with a thought that it would achieve some form of stabilization of the region. The defacto loss of the border and the supposed controls between the separated national interests should not be viewed as a fait accompli. Instead, the fears that a more troubled time is in the offing should be considered as the barrier between a more moderate Egyptian mindset and the mindset of the Hamas ideology is compromised.

Hosni Mubarak is likely and appropriately concerned with the idea that it is even conceivable Egypt might entertain the idea of outsiders, even insiders, of absorbing Gaza. More than a situation to be considered as an opportunity by some, a reverse situation should be considered in that the ideology that hovers and covers Gaza is now an open infection that can be easily spread to some in Egypt that yearn for radicalized Islam to make gains in the Egyptian government.

Gaza is a mistake that the Israelis made that is costing dearly. Let us not presume things could get better by making a worse mistake in giving Gaza to Egypt.
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