Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The smiles are just a cover for the knives in the back as Hamas leader Haniyia and PA President Mahmoud Abbas meet in times past.
Now it’s Abbas’ Ramallah officials who are coming out against the smuggling tunnels on the Gaza-Egypt border.
“The PA has also provided the Egyptian authorities with the names of several suspects from the Gaza Strip, a PA security source in Ramallah disclosed.
“We have good security ties with the Egyptians and we are trying to help them capture the terrorists,” the source explained. “We have good reason to believe that terrorist groups from the Gaza Strip were involved in the attack.
“These groups operate under the watchful eye of the Hamas government and sometimes even receive support from it.” (Ynet)
What’s with that?
It’s an Abbas attempt to drive deeper the wedge between after the attack that killed the sixteen Egyptian border guards.
For most of the years since the 2005 evacuation of Israelis from Gaza, it has been the Muslim Brotherhood – Hamas group that has dominated. That meant a friendship with Egypt.
Then recent events embarrassed the new Egyptian President. Abbas is making a bare-faced attempt to widen the divide with Gaza. He’s not the most subtle guy in town.