Claim: dramatic breakthrough on Gaza in the coming days.
Maariv NRG 26.01.08
Transalation: Israel News
The head the of political security branch of the Israel Ministry of Defence, Amos Gilad, tonight held intensive talks with senior Egyptian officials, in order to try to solve the crisis of the open border [in Gaza]. General Omar Suleiman, head of Egyptian security, wants to conclude the matter as soon as possible, and demands that Israel open the border passages in order to allow the flow of goods to the Gaza strip.
In the the framework of the talks between Israel and Egypt, Israeli security officals demanded that Egypt act to stop the launching of Qassam rockets at Israel as a condition. The Security establishment emphasized that there is no intention of opening the passages, except for urgent humanitarian cases, until the Qassam rocket fire on Israel is stopped.
Egyptian security sources claim they cannot keep the Palestinian citizens away from the border since they are forbidden to use life fire on the demonstrators. Additionally, they claim that firing on the Palestinians will ignite riots in the streets of Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood group, and the rage will be turned against Mubarak.
in Israel it is expected that in the coming days a dramatic development will take place regarding
the continuation of Kassam rocket fire against Israel as well as the
issue of the opening of the passages."
First published 21.1.2008 23:45