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New Egypt troop presence in Sinai a gamble for Israel

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New Egypt troop presence in Sinai a gamble for Israel

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Reporting from Tel Aviv— The aftermath of the "Arab Spring" is forcing Israel to gamble with what had long been one of the foundations of its security: a demilitarized Sinai peninsula.

The agreement to bar Egyptian soldiers from the Sinai border was a linchpin of the landmark 1979 Egyptian-Israel peace treaty, which returned the desert region to Egyptian control. But an increase in violence since January, culminating in a cross-border attack this month that left eight Israelis dead, has led Israel this year to reluctantly allow the temporary deployment of several thousand Egyptian soldiers to the peninsula.

This week, as many as 1,500 more Egyptian troops poured into the region with armored vehicles and a limited number of tanks amid a crackdown on Islamist radical groups suspected of plotting another attack.

Israel is hoping that the additional troops will help Egypt's interim government regain control of the Sinai, which descended into lawlessness in February when local police fled their posts after the collapse of former President Hosni Mubarak's regime.

But allowing the heaviest Egyptian military presence along the border with Sinai since the 1967 Middle East War carries significant risk for Israel, particularly as its relations with Egypt look more fragile than at any time in three decades.

Israel had a reliable ally in Mubarak. But the military-led council that replaced him is facing strong public pressure to take a harder stance against Israel, which remains deeply unpopular in Egypt. After three Egyptian soldiers were killed during an Israeli military incursion into the Sinai this month, Egypt threatened to recall its ambassador until Israel formally apologized for the incident.

"Egypt is now a different Egypt," said a senior Israeli Defense Ministry official, who requested anonymity in keeping with Israeli policy.

The official said Israel has agreed since January to permit Egypt to deploy "several thousand" soldiers along the Sinai border. He declined to give exact figures, but estimated the number at fewer than 5,000.

However, he said, Israel so far has been unimpressed with the Egyptian army's results.

"They can't or won't clamp down to stop the weapons flow," he said, and in recent months Libyan-made shoulder-launched missiles and antitank missiles have been smuggled through Sinai into the Gaza Strip.

He said Egypt has the manpower to accomplish the job, if it has the will.

"The question of force level is secondary," he said. "It depends on what you do with your forces.... They can do more, but they are under immense constraints from their own public."

He said Egypt should redeploy police officers, set up checkpoints on key roads, destroy smuggling tunnels into Gaza and begin developing the infrastructure and economy to assist the Sinai's marginalized communities.

New Egypt troop presence in Sinai a gamble for Israel - latimes.com
 

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Who the fuck is israel to tell other countries what they can or cant do within there own borders to secure their own nation?
 
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Who the fuck is israel to tell other countries what they can or cant do within there own borders to secure their own nation?

The Sinai being secure is in the best interest for both the Egyptians and Israelis, too many people died in the past weeks when the Egyptians turned it into a jihadi picnic table.
 

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Who the fuck is israel to tell other countries what they can or cant do within there own borders to secure their own nation?

Who the fuck is your shithole Spain to tell Muslims what they can or can't do?

European Agency For Human Rights: High Levels of Discrimination Against Muslims in Spain
The European Agency for Human Rights has issued a report which names Spain as one of the countries where there is most discrimination against Muslims. The report reveals that one in three Muslims in Europe has been the victim of discrimination, but in Spain the percentage increases to 40%.

13% of the Muslims in Spain said they had suffered discrimination last year when they wanted to buy or rent property, but they feel most under attack in the area of legal questions and policing, 43% claimed they had been stopped by the Spanish police over the past 12 months.
Many times they make no official complaint, because they believe nothing will come of it.

High levels of discrimination against Muslims in Spain
 

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Worry less about Israel and more about your bankrupt craphole spain, loser

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New Egypt troop presence in Sinai a gamble for Israel

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Reporting from Tel Aviv— The aftermath of the "Arab Spring" is forcing Israel to gamble with what had long been one of the foundations of its security: a demilitarized Sinai peninsula.

The agreement to bar Egyptian soldiers from the Sinai border was a linchpin of the landmark 1979 Egyptian-Israel peace treaty, which returned the desert region to Egyptian control. But an increase in violence since January, culminating in a cross-border attack this month that left eight Israelis dead, has led Israel this year to reluctantly allow the temporary deployment of several thousand Egyptian soldiers to the peninsula.

This week, as many as 1,500 more Egyptian troops poured into the region with armored vehicles and a limited number of tanks amid a crackdown on Islamist radical groups suspected of plotting another attack.

Israel is hoping that the additional troops will help Egypt's interim government regain control of the Sinai, which descended into lawlessness in February when local police fled their posts after the collapse of former President Hosni Mubarak's regime.

But allowing the heaviest Egyptian military presence along the border with Sinai since the 1967 Middle East War carries significant risk for Israel, particularly as its relations with Egypt look more fragile than at any time in three decades.

Israel had a reliable ally in Mubarak. But the military-led council that replaced him is facing strong public pressure to take a harder stance against Israel, which remains deeply unpopular in Egypt. After three Egyptian soldiers were killed during an Israeli military incursion into the Sinai this month, Egypt threatened to recall its ambassador until Israel formally apologized for the incident.

"Egypt is now a different Egypt," said a senior Israeli Defense Ministry official, who requested anonymity in keeping with Israeli policy.

The official said Israel has agreed since January to permit Egypt to deploy "several thousand" soldiers along the Sinai border. He declined to give exact figures, but estimated the number at fewer than 5,000.

However, he said, Israel so far has been unimpressed with the Egyptian army's results.

"They can't or won't clamp down to stop the weapons flow," he said, and in recent months Libyan-made shoulder-launched missiles and antitank missiles have been smuggled through Sinai into the Gaza Strip.

He said Egypt has the manpower to accomplish the job, if it has the will.

"The question of force level is secondary," he said. "It depends on what you do with your forces.... They can do more, but they are under immense constraints from their own public."

He said Egypt should redeploy police officers, set up checkpoints on key roads, destroy smuggling tunnels into Gaza and begin developing the infrastructure and economy to assist the Sinai's marginalized communities.

New Egypt troop presence in Sinai a gamble for Israel - latimes.com

The Israelis kicked the shit out of the lameass Egyptians in two wars in '48 and '67 that they still feel humiliated over.

I'll bet those 72 virgins in paradise are just begging the Israelis to send more Egyptian slaves of allah asap.
 
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Mexico won't do such a thing because thats exactly the opposite of what they want.
 

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