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Thread #149782   Message #3493373
Posted By: Don(Wyziwyg)T
22-Mar-13 - 07:12 AM
Thread Name: BS: Hamas shuts down Gaza border...
Subject: RE: BS: Hamas shuts down Gaza border...
""Hamas closed it, not Israel.
Israel does not care who stands on the other side of the gate.

It seems that your information is somewhat flawed, i.e. untrue!
Israel had already closed the border which was due to re-open, but when they objected to the change of operator and the current Gaza contractor went home, it remained closed.

However your claim that Israel doesn't care is wrong. The following from Israel National News website, 5th March 2013.:-

""The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (CoGAT), Maj.-Gen. Eitan Dangot, spoke this morning with senior PA officials in Ramallah regarding the unfolding events, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Dangot emphasized that "Israel cannot allow the operation of the crossing under such circumstances given the security risks," according to the Foreign Ministry.

Also from the same article, a confirmation that, of all the many times that the crossing has been closed this is the only closure by Hamas, so who do we think has had the most deleterious effect on the children (and adults) of Gaza?

I'm just waiting for Keith to claim that website is anti Israel. I wouldn't be surprised.

Don T.