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Egypt takes aim at Hamas' terror tunnels
foxnews.com ^ | 11/19/2014 | Paul Alster

Posted on 11/19/2014 4:49:20 PM PST by TangoLimaSierra

Critics who think Israel is taking a heavy-handed approach in destroying Hamas terror tunnels should see what Egypt has in mind.

Facing the same type of underground routes out of Gaza that allowed terrorists to mount attacks on Israel, Egypt is considering creating a huge, 1,000-meter buffer zone in the Sinai Peninsula – they have already evicted 10,000 people in the process of clearing the first 500 meters -- and digging a deep-water trench that would flood any future efforts to carve subterranean routes for smuggling weapons and terrorists in and out of Gaza. And unlike the fierce resistance and international public relations campaign Hamas mounted against Israel in August, the terrorist group that governs Gaza appears to not be seeking a head-on fight with Cairo.

“I don’t think that Hamas is looking for a confrontation with Egypt,” Zvi Mazel, Israel’s ambassador to Egypt from 1996–2001, told FoxNews.com. “They don’t want to put more oil on the fire. After all, Hamas stems from the Muslim Brotherhood -- and the presence of the Brotherhood is nowhere in the fight now -- so Hamas doesn’t want to speak too loud.”

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You can bet Hamas won't try the same crap they do with Israel.
1 posted on 11/19/2014 4:49:20 PM PST by TangoLimaSierra
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Al Sisi is a brave man. He may not live to old age, as he is doing the right thing to control the Islamist maniacs in Egypt.


2 posted on 11/19/2014 4:52:14 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: TangoLimaSierra
Israel is closing tunnels. Palestinians: waaaaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaa Egypt is closing tunnels. Palestinians:
3 posted on 11/19/2014 5:05:13 PM PST by samtheman
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Egypt is considering creating a huge, 1,000-meter buffer zone in the Sinai Peninsula – they have already evicted 10,000 people in the process of clearing the first 500 meters -- and digging a deep-water trench that would flood any future efforts to carve subterranean routes for smuggling weapons and terrorists in and out of Gaza...
"Considering" eh? Evicted 10,000, has cleared first 500 meters (almost 1/3 of a mile)...
4 posted on 11/19/2014 5:12:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______________________Celebrate the Polls, Ignore the Trolls)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Al Sisi is a brave man.

He certainly is. Necessary leadership for a storied country in a turbulent region. HOORAY Egypt.

5 posted on 11/19/2014 5:52:18 PM PST by PGalt
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6 posted on 11/20/2014 5:12:41 AM PST by SJackson (incompetent and feckless..the story of the Obama presidency. No hand on the f***ing tiller, Hillary)
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