|An Israeli soldier inspects a burnt armoured vehicle near the Kerem Shalom
border crossing after unidentified gunmen crossed into Israel from Egypt
on 6 August 2012. (Photo: AFP – David Buimovitch)
“there are two winners, Israel and SCAF. The losers are Hamas and the Egyptian MB.”
“The siege is now expected to intensify following the indefinite closure of the Rafah and Karm Abu-Salem border crossings”
The discourse had racist undertones, against “Palestinian terrorists,” despite numerous rational voices that apportioned blame based on who would gain from such a move, and who would lose. In this there are two winners, Israel and SCAF. The losers are Hamas and the Egyptian MB.
The release was part of a deal, whose parameters are not yet clear. But it tainted Hamas with the stain of implicit cooperation with extremist movements. This made it easier to accuse Gaza’s rulers of participating in the Sinai attack.
“Israel cooked, Egypt ate, and Gaza has to wash the dishes,” goes the Strip’s new joke about the Sinai attack.
Houssam Kanafani is Arab world and international desk editor at Al-Akhbar.
This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition.
The Muslim Brotherhood further called on the Egyptian people to counter the criminal activities collaborators, and to stand with the newly elected president in his efforts to restore law and order, and to maintain a strong security situation.