Wednesday, December 28, 2005

MK: Egypt Preparing for Possible War with Israel


16:02 Dec 28, '05 / 27 Kislev 5766 By Scott Shiloh

MK Yuval Shteinitz (Likud) says that Egypt’s arms buildup over the past few years has focused on the possibility of future war with Israel.

In a radio interview broadcast on Arutz 7’s Hebrew internet site Tuesday night, Shteinitz, a former professor of political science at Haifa University who chairs the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said that Egypt has already become a major supporter of terrorism against Israel.

Shteinitz said that Egypt has been allowing terrorist groups operating out of the Gaza district to smuggle missiles into Gaza. Those groups intend to use the missiles against Israeli targets.

In his estimation, 90% of the explosives used by the terrorist groups are brought in from Egypt.

Shteinitz explains that it is a mistake for Israel to view Syria as its principle enemy, while neglecting the Egyptian threat, primarily because Israel maintains diplomatic relations with Egypt.

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The Egyptians, Shteinitz asserts, have kept to the peace agreements signed in 1978 as far as not engaging Israel in outright conflict. But on other levels, such as economic relations or stopping anti-Israel incitement, Egyptian compliance has been lacking.


Arutz-7, Israel National News

...and as if that isn't depressing enough, read this article called "Hezbollah's Strategic Threat to Israel," by Patrick Devenny, in The Middle East Quarterly.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

This is a startling concept. With all the hate and fury from vocal hostile Arab nations, Egypt has been on the back-burner, so to speak.