Monday, July 14, 2014

Egypt Rooting for Israel? Interesting Analysis From Khaled Abu Toameh

I think Mr. Abu Toameh is one of the bravest journalists publishing today.

He is a Palestinian who has publicly written about the press freedom he enjoys in Israel, and comments on antisemitism and Middle Eastern and Palestinian affairs. That takes a lot of guts and I commend him.

I strongly recommend that you follow his writings.

This is an interesting piece-is Egypt rooting for Israel in Gaza?

Is Egypt really hoping that Israel will destroy Hamas? 

"Some Egyptians are even openly expressing hope that Israel will completely destroy Hamas, which they regard as the "armed branch of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization."

"Sisi's Egypt has not forgiven Hamas for its alliance with Muslim Brotherhood and its involvement in terrorist attacks against Egyptian civilians and soldiers over the past year."

"The Egyptians today understand that Hamas and other radical Islamist groups pose a serious threat to their national security. That is why the Egyptian authorities have, over the past year, been taking tough security measures not only against Hamas, but also the entire population of the Gaza Strip."