Recent Ship to Gaza turmoil

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Now if they try and run the blockade; that would be an act of war.
Egypt will not likely let Iran pass through the Suez Canal. I think Iran is just ruffling feathers.
 
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Egypt will not likely let Iran pass through the Suez Canal. I think Iran is just ruffling feathers.
Good point, I had forgotten that Egypt was also involved.
 
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Arabs blockading Gaza

(how wonderful … now Norway instead of Sweden! :smile:)
Good point, I had forgotten that Egypt was also involved.
:rofl: :rofl:

Yes, everybody does forget that …

it's both Israelis and Arabs blockading Gaza. :rolleyes:
 
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Speaking of "arabs", at least from my travels in Egypt a good few years ago, Egypts frequently deny identification with "arabs", but rather identify themselves as... Egyptians.

But that's an irrelevant side note.

What I wonder is, do they blockade Gaza out of "fear" for Hamas or because they don't want to screw with Israel? I don't think it's very easy to get a good account on this, but...
 
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Speaking of "arabs", at least from my travels in Egypt a good few years ago, Egypts frequently deny identification with "arabs", but rather identify themselves as... Egyptians.

But that's an irrelevant side note.

What I wonder is, do they blockade Gaza out of "fear" for Hamas or because they don't want to screw with Israel? I don't think it's very easy to get a good account on this, but...
I don't think it is fear, but they want to maintain their image as a stable nation. Weapons were being smuggled through their borders and they put a stop to it.
 
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I don't think it is fear, but they want to maintain their image as a stable nation. Weapons were being smuggled through their borders and they put a stop to it.
I heard something about tunnels going below the blockades, did they manage to put a stop to that too?
 
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