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Thursday, August 07, 2014

Israel agrees to open Gaza border crossings... with a big BUT

The 'Palestinian' Maan news agency is reporting that Israel has agreed to reopen the Gaza crossing points to unrestricted trade.
Israel has agreed to lift travel and import restrictions on Gaza, Egyptian sources told Palestinian news agency Ma'an Thursday - including the naval blockade and border crossing restrictions.
But Maan left out one small point.
However, according to the source material - in Al Quds Al-Arabi - Israel's main condition for Hamas is the total demilitarization of Gaza - something Hamas is unlikely to accept. Moreover, among Hamas's unprecedented demands are a seaport and airport, conditions both Egypt and Israel are unlikely to accept. 
'Unlikely' is an understatement. 

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