Egypt's PM in Gaza denounces Israel's attacks as "aggression"

GAZA Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:57am GMT

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GAZA (Reuters) - Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil, on a brief visit to the Gaza Strip on Friday, denounced Israel's attacks on the Palestinian territory and said Cairo would try to secure a ceasefire.

"Egypt will spare no effort ... to stop the aggression and to achieve a truce," Kandil said during a visit to a Gaza hospital.

Fighting continued along the Israel-Gaza border during Kandil's three-hour visit.

Israel had announced it would hold its fire while Kandil was in the enclave on condition that Hamas militants did the same. It resumed air strikes after volleys of rockets were fired at southern Israel.

Egypt, now led by an Islamist government seen as ideologically close to Hamas, has brokered previous informal truces between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

Kandil said Egypt, which signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979, sought the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi, Writing by Ari Rabinovitch, Editing by Jeffrey Heller)

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Raymond.Vermont wrote:
Lets connect the realities…

On Nov 10th the IDF were targeted on their own side of the border by a guided anti-tank/armour weapon that hit and caused four IDF casualties.(earlier a bomb had gone off under a border fence, injuring another IDF soldier)

Therefore one can conclude Islamic militants and revolutionaries based within Gaza,(under the authority of the Iranian backed Hamas military wing) were attempting a major breach of the border to attack the state of Israel.

The Tel-Aviv ballistic missile attack (we are not talking about simply simple rockets) were Iranian supplied and made weapons,(Fajr-5 can be equipped with radar to engage naval targets) with also (more than) presumably Iranian trained operators firing the weapons systems.

Iran has initiated another proxy War within the region on its leaderships behalf…

Nov 16, 2012 11:36am GMT  --  Report as abuse
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