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Gaza, the Gordian knot

Gaza___ the formula of a quick fix and hope for the best has failed. The simple fact that the recent war in the Gaza strip is the third in six years is enough proof of the futility of one lull after another. The civilians in Gaza cannot handle another dose of a pain remedy that eases …

Nervana Mahmoud

Foreign Ministry warns Israel on military operations

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry warned its Israeli counterparts Thursday against ongoing military operations in the occupied Palestinian territories, citing concerns over the “repercussions of continuing Israeli military operations”. The operations come as part of Israel’s expanded search for three kidnapped Israeli teenagers, and have included air strikes, raids, and dozens of arrests of Palestinians. Israel …

Ali Omar

Israel aims to break Hamas as hunt for youths intensifies

AFP – Israel stepped up efforts to crush Hamas in the West Bank on Tuesday as the hunt for three Israeli teenagers believed kidnapped by the Islamist movement entered its fifth day. Thousands of Israel troops engaged in the search for the youths turned their attention during the night to the northern West Bank city …

Daily News Egypt

Hamas won’t recognise Israel, accept Quartet terms

AFP – Hamas will never recognise Israel and will not accept the conditions laid out by the Middle East peacemaking Quartet, according to the Islamist movement’s deputy leader. Speaking late on Saturday, Mussa Abu Marzuq said Hamas, which recently signed a reconciliation deal with the Western-backed Palestinian leadership in the occupied West Bank, would never …

Daily News Egypt