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February 1, 2015 / 12 Shevat, 5775
 
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Egypt Cuts off Hamas, Postponing Next Gaza War

The Egyptian regime doesn't want a war or even a high level of conflict at this time.
Watchtower of the Egyptian army at the border with Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Watchtower of the Egyptian army at the border with Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.
Photo Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90

For the time being, however, the situation looks better.

Note: The phrase “Communism in one country” meant that having Communism in one country–the Soviet Union–was enough for Communists and they would not try to spread revolution further. Communists were supposed to reject this idea. The meaning here is that Hamas would be happy enough to run the Gaza Strip that it wouldn’t be aggressive or subversive to spread its rule further. I’m saying that isn’t true. The same applies for the Muslim Brotherhood generally. How much patience or risk-taking they employ is another matter.

Originally published at Rubin Reports.

About the Author: Professor Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. See the GLORIA/MERIA site at www.gloria-center.org.


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3 Responses to “Egypt Cuts off Hamas, Postponing Next Gaza War”

  1. Tim Upham says:

    Hamas is losing popularity with everybody. Their 2006 election victory, became meaningless. They too are the Muslim Brotherhood, but the Muslim Brotherhood Government in Egypt is being embarrassed by them. More than likely due to the Salafists in the Sinai, getting their weapons from the tunnels running from Sinai into Gaza. For Egypt always get nervous whenever there are rocket firings from Gaza into Israel.

  2. Ground Concepts says:

    it does not matter the "factions " they all kill!, what part of this does not the " pyromanic" get?

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