Thursday, December 25, 2008

Egypt fears domestic Islamist fallout if Israel hits Gaza hard

The Jerusalem Post is reporting the following story:

Egypt's interest in avoiding a massive Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip and its concern for the humanitarian situation there goes beyond its strong desire to see a stable and peaceful Middle East.

It also has to do with the increasing pressures of public opinion both inside and outside the country.

While there isn't much sympathy in Egypt for Hamas, there is a lot of sympathy for the Palestinian civilians who are suffering under the tight blockade imposed on the Hamas-controlled strip and who would be vulnerable in a military offensive, said Gamal Abdel Gawad, head of the international relations unit at the Cairo-based al-Ahram Center for Strategic and Political Studies.

You can read the entire story at this link:

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