It almost makes you feel sorry for the genocidal terrorist thugs of Hamass….
Hamas has been isolated due to the Muslim Brotherhood’s fall in Egypt, according to a Palestinian security official, Israel Radio reported.
“Hamas is facing it’s most difficult period since it has lost many important allies in the region, and especially (former Egyptian president) Mohamed Morsi,” the official said.
Egypt will both limit the movement of Hamas’ top officials, as well as tighten its stance on weapons smuggling along the border with the Gaza strip.
Recently the Rafah crossing, the main border crossing between Egypt and Gaza, has been closed due Egyptian crisis which has lead to Morsi’s fall. Several Gazans were stranded on the wrong side of the border until Wednesday, when the crossing was opened shortly.
The Egyptian army’s crackdown on smuggling along the border, has also caused an added financial strain in Gaza, specifically due to the lack of fuel often brought through underground tunnels. Fuel arriving through Israel is usually twice the price.
The official believes that Hamas’ isolation, coupled with the area’s financial woes, could possibly lead to a revolution against their rule in Gaza.
A Gaza Spring, you mean?
It sounds like they have to get through more of a winter first:
Egypt is seeking permission to send thousands of soldiers to Sinai, in order to battle Islamist groups that have ensconced themselves there after fleeing Egypt’s major cities. The Times of London said that Egyptian’s military rulers had filed the request for a major deployment in Sinai earlier this week.
According to the Camp David Accords, in which Israel surrendered Sinai, liberated in the Six Day War, to Egypt, only police and other peace officers are allowed in Sinai without the permission of Israel and the U.S., also a signatory of the agreement. That tenet of the Accords essentially demilitarized Sinai, although Egypt has several times in the past sent in army troops to deal with specific security situations.
The Times report said that Israel was inclined to accept the request, as is Washington. The report added that in recent days, Egyptian troops had killed dozens of terrorists, some of them Hamas terrorists from Gaza who had gotten through the border into Sinai to take up arms against Egyptian soldiers.
Gosh, with Egypt so hostile to the democratically elected government of Gaza, do the poor besieged people of that benighted land have no friends?
A total of 4,147 trucks carrying 124,940 tons of goods entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through the Kerem Shalom land crossing in March. The imported goods included 1,358 truckloads of construction materials.
Also last month, 74 truckloads of goods were exported from the Gaza Strip for sale in foreign markets. The goods – including fresh produce, furniture, flowers and spices – were first transferred to Israel via the Kerem Shalom crossing and then shipped abroad.
Throughout March, 4,395 Palestinians entered Israel through the Erez Terminal – Pedestrian Crossing. In one incident, a Gazan infant born with a congenital heart defect was brought into Israel for emergency treatment at the Sheba Medical Center.
Don’t worry, Hamass. Israel’s got your back.