Hamas May Declare Gaza Independent Country
Hamas is banking on Egyptian support and may declare Gaza an independent state, a London-based Arab language paper reports.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 7/22/2012, 12:50 PM
Hamas is banking on Egyptian support to declare Gaza an independent state and “a liberated part of the ’67 territories,” the London-based Al Hayat Arab language paper reported Sunday. Hamas has been tossing around the idea for two years, but Egypt has rejected the move. The new Muslim Brotherhood government has given the Hamas terrorist party new hope, and a senior Hamas official told Al Hayat that the subject will be discussed in meetings with newly elected Egyptian president Mohammed Mursi this Thursday. “Relations with Egypt are based on common needs,“ the source said, explaining that Hamas wants to cut off its crossings with Israel and develop a trade route with Egypt through Rafiah. Hamas is telling Egypt it can provide security to secure its northern Sinai border.
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