Egyptian ‘foreign Minister Ahmed Abdul Gheit made clear there will be no more violations of its borders in the wake of the 12 day breach on the frontier with Gaza. He said “anyone who violates Egypt’s borders will get his legs broken.” He added his nation only allowed the Palestinians to cross the border after Hamas blew up the wall because of fears over the humanitarian situaiton resulting from Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip. Gheit blamed both Israel and Hamas for the situation warning Hamas to cease sending missiles into Israel. “After Hamas’s takeover of Gaza it has decided to clash with Israel though this clash is a laughable caricature because clashing with an opponent in battle is supposed to mean damaging them. You do not go into battle just to damage yourself.”
The Egyptian foreign minister finally came out and said what any intelligent person knows–Hamas has done damage to the Palistinian cause and prevents achievement of a reasonable settlement with Israel. Hamas has no strategy of bringing peace to the Palestinian people. It should halt Kassam rockets and agree to enter into a new dialogue with President Abbas in order to present a united front if the Palestinian people are to achieve their goal of having an independent nation free from control of Israel authorities.