Posts Tagged ‘Egypt does not allow American Troops in the Sinai Peninsula’

Gaza Egypt crossing to open

Posted on November 26, 2012 by Akashma Online News

Rafah Border

Cease of Fire conditions placed on Egypt?
The Gaza blockade is an Israel blockade not Egypt blockade. While Mubarak was power, he bent to Israel conditions as a dog, in exchange for US money disguised as Aid. Which was nothing more than Military Aid and Police training, throwing some old US helicopters to the plate.
Now we have a new Government that emerged from the Arab Spring. We have a Muslim brother, why will Egypt have not opened the Rafaf crossing as he promised when he took the chair.?
Now Egypt is being shown to look all good in the press for having negotiated the cease of fire between Israel and Hamas. Israel refused to accept France and Qatar help to reach a truce, and instead accepted Egyptian hands on the deal.

Now we wonder the inevitable question; Is Morsi already in US pockets and under Israel control?
Deputy minister of foreign affairs Ghazi Hamad said a delegation from the Palestinian government in Gaza would be in Cairo today to discuss with Egyptian officials the opening of Gaza crossings as part of the truce deal signed with the Israeli side.

It was agreed at the time that within 24 hours of the cease-fire, the parties would begin dealing with broader issues like easing restrictions on the movement of people and goods in and out of Gaza and allowing Palestinians more access to a buffer zone that Israel had imposed on the Gaza side of the border.

Hamad made his remarks to journalists during a business dinner organized by the Palestinian contractors union on Saturday to discuss the mechanisms to initiate the Qatari reconstruction projects in Gaza.

Hamad stressed that many solidarity delegations who visited Gaza lately promised to take part in the reconstruction of the war-torn enclave

The Hamas official affirmed that his government refuses to accept any politically-motivated financial help from any country, except for humanitarian reasons.

“We do not accept politicized funds neither from Qatar nor from Iran or Egypt. We will never be in the pocket of any side and we refuse to take political instructions from anyone,” the official emphasized.

He added that his government deal transparently and not politically with any assistance regarding Gaza reconstruction.

Maher Abu Sabha, the chief of the administration of crossings in the Hamas government, said there had been no changes as yet at the Rafah crossing on the border with Egypt.

Israel and Palestine are momentarily at a ceasefire, but the potential reasoning behind the recess could have some real international implications. Israel’s Debka-Israel Web Site- reports that the pause in fighting comes after the US promised to send troops to Sinai.

According to Debka, US troops will soon be en route to the Sinai peninsula, Egyptian territory in North Africa that’s framed by the Suez Canal on the West and Israel on the East. In its northeast most point, Sinai is but a stone’s throw from Palestinian-controlled Gaza, and according to Debka, Hamas fighters there have been relying on Iranian arms smugglers to supply them with weaponry by way of Egypt.

Claim that Egypt denied, saying that Egypt will never allow US troops in its territory, the only foreign troops allowed are the UN observer peace keeper in the Sinai.

Will all this back and forth “NEWS” are nothing but distractions, while the US and Israel prepare their war against Iran?
Israel bombed a weapons factory in Sudan few months ago, but denied the Sudanese charge. Israel alleges that Iran is using Sudan weapons manufactures to built the Fir 5 missiles that were given to Gaza. Same missiles that change the balance of this one side war.

No American Troops Promised to Israel

Posted on November 25, 2012 Akashma Online News

While the international media is busy with reports that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu only agreed to the truce with Palestinians in Gaza if President Obama agreed to send U.S. troops into Sinai to stop the smuggling of arms from Iran into Gaza, Egypt is denying the story, saying it would never allow U.S. troops to be stationed in its country.
I annexed the official White House Press Release of the Conversation between Obama and Netanyahu, as you see nothing is said of troops for the Sinai.

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
November 21, 2012

Readout of the President’s Call to Prime Minister Netanyahu

President Obama spoke to Prime Minister Netanyahu today and reiterated his commitment to Israel’s security.
The President made clear that no country can be expected to tolerate rocket attacks against civilians.
The President expressed his appreciation for the Prime Minister’s efforts to work with the new Egyptian government to achieve a sustainable ceasefire and a more durable solution to this problem.
The President commended the Prime Minister for agreeing to the Egyptian ceasefire proposal – which the President recommended the Prime Minster do – while reiterating that Israel maintains the right to defend itself.
The President said that the United States would use the opportunity offered by a ceasefire to intensify efforts to help Israel address its security needs, especially the issue of the smuggling of weapons and explosives into Gaza.
The President said that he was committed to seeking additional funding for Iron Dome and other US-Israel missile defense programs.
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