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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Al-Qaeda 'urges' Egypt to open border with Gaza

In an internet audio tape, al-Qaeda number 2 Ayman al-Zawahri slammed Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak on Wednesday for refusing to open Egypt's border with Gaza.
"The brother from Gaza is refused entry (by Egypt), while an Israeli tourist is allowed to enter without a visa," said the speaker who sounded like earlier recordings of Zawahri, blasting Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak as a "traitor".


The 11-minute message, issued on Islamist websites, marked the Six-Day War, which Zawahri said "unveiled that (Arab) regimes had no principles ... except holding on to their seats (of power)."
Lately, al-Qaeda has been competing with other terror groups for the loyalties of the anti-Israel crowd. This is not being done out of any love for Israel.

However, I doubt Israel would object if Egypt starting allowing 'humanitarian aid' to pass through its borders with Gaza as Israel does. Terrorists and weapons are a different matter. And the comment that Arab regimes have no principles except holding on to their seats of power is dead on the money. Unfortunately, the Olmert-Barak-Livni-Yishai government is learning from them.


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