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March 2, 2015 2:51 pm

Report: Egyptian Army Given Green Light to Strike Gaza

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi recently met with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in an effort to create a united Arab front against Islamist extremism. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – The Egyptian military has received authorization from the country’s government to carry out strikes in the Gaza Strip, Egyptian media reported on Sunday.

According to the reports, the Egyptian government’s legal adviser sanctioned the legitimacy of an attack in Gaza following a Supreme Court decision on Saturday to label Hamas a terrorist group. Senior Egyptian officials believe the likelihood of an Egyptian military attack in Gaza is slim, and that the court decision was likely made as a deterrent measure and to hint that the military option is on the table in light of Hamas involvement in terrorist attacks in Egypt.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Sunday, as part of efforts to create a united Arab front against Islamist extremism.

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  • The blockade of Gaza to keep out terrorist supplies has been from the start a joint Egyptian and Israeli decision, although the slanted media have given the false impression that it is purely an Israeli decision. It would benefit the people of Gaza if Egypt occupied Gaza as it did from 1948 to 1967.

  • A united arab front against islamist extremism? It seems any act of aggresion against the state of israel is considered an act of terror. Why not declare what israel is doing is holy.

    • Dale

      We must be reading different articles, Mr Mohamad, as I fail to see any mention of Israel, whatsoever. What act of aggression against Israel is stated in this article? Where is the word ISRAEL mentioned at all? Is it that you don’t like to hear what Egypt and Saudi Arabia think of Hamas, so you’ll blame Israel? I bet you also go around saying Israel is behind ISIS. You’re just another jackass with a computer.

  • ‘Ami Artsi

    It’s very kind of Abdel Fata’h Al Sissy but I think we don’t need his green light to fight terror ordanisations in Gaza…

    • Dale

      I don’t think Sissi is extending a green light to Israel – where does it say anything about Israel? Seems to me, Sissi is preparing Egypt in it’s fight against Hamas.

  • Fritz Kohlhaas