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Borderline victory in Gaza

Issue No. 2087

There were sighs of relief among Western leaders last week when Egypt finally sealed its border with the Gaza Strip. Yet there was also a recognition that the US strategy to isolate the Palestinian resistance has turned to dust.

The Egyptian government has been forced to do the unimaginable – invite the Hamas government for talks in Cairo. This move caused deep consternation for the pro-Israel Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.

It has now been accepted that without Hamas there can be no border. Hamas has driven a bulldozer through George Bush’s Middle East strategy and broken the siege of Gaza.

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What We Think
Tue 5 Feb 2008, 18:05 GMT
Issue No. 2087
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