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Why on earth would Egypt take on that hot potato?

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Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Aug 26, 2014 at 05:25

Sadat refused to take Gaza as part of the Camp David accords. They must have known even back then that it was a major liability, so what would it take for them to see returning as in their interests?

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To control it, so it does not pose a danger.

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