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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Holes in the fence

YNet reports that early this morning 'Palestinians' set off two explosions to blast holes in the border fence between Gaza and Egypt at Rafah in a bid to open a free passage between Egypt and Hamastan. Hamas denies that any holes were made in the border fence. The Egyptians, who are doing all they can to absolve themselves of any responsibility for the 'Palestinians,' quickly stationed troops at the holes in the fence to prevent anyone from crossing.

Some 4000 'Palestinians' remain stranded in the Sinai desert and ostensibly wish to return to Gaza, while many others wish to escape the Islamic caliphate in Gaza. The Egyptian news agency MENA quoted Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit as saying that "those Palestinians who want to cross should use Kerem Shalom," referring to an Israeli-controlled border point. Israel and 'moderate' 'Palestinian President' Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen have also suggested that the 'Palestinians' use Kerem Shalom, but Hamas is not willing to use Kerem Shalom, presumably because the Israelis will try to control what is brought in and out of the Strip.

Many of you should find the map in the top left corner of this post helpful. Kerem Shalom is at the bottom tip of the map and Rafah is a bit northwest of it.


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