The Egypt factor in Gaza

22.08.2011                      22.Aw-Elul, 5771

Analyse:

The Egypt factor in Gaza

The hope in Israel is that 3 days of air strikes and the deaths of close to 20 terrorists will be enough to gain a new period of quiet.

One of the main reasons that Israel appeared to be shying away on Sunday from significantly escalating its military response to the continued rocket fire from the Gaza Strip and launching Operation Cast Lead II was the absence of diplomatic support in Egypt for such an operation.
The understanding in Israel that the relationship with Egypt has changed was internalized immediately after Hosni Mubarak’s regime collapsed in February….