January 06, 2009

Mubarak: Not enough Palestinians are dead

Hamas must not be allowed to win its conflict with the IDF, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Monday told a delegation of European foreign ministers in a closed conversation. ( Haaretz )
From the same article, one of the rare official voices calling a spade a spade:
Meanwhile, Turkish Justice Minister Mehmet Ali Sahin charged in Antalya on Saturday that "Israel is the world's greatest terrorist provocateur. The war on terror cannot succeed as long as Israel continues its provocations."

He was followed on Sunday by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who, during a visit to Saudi Arabia, blamed Israel for the outbreak of fighting. "Hamas observed the truce for six months, but Israel did not honor the agreement to lift the embargo on Gaza," he said. "People in Gaza live in a sort of prison. Essentially, all of Palestine is a prison."
And this
Also on Sunday, Jordanian Prime Minister Nader Dahabi said Jordan was liable to reconsider its relations with Israel in light of the Gaza operation.
Yeah, go on! Reconsider! You should have an official policy of reconsidering your relations with Israel after every 500 Palestinian casualties. It's like changing oil in your Mercedes Benz.

And BTW, Mubarak is not just all talk. Egypt is preventing physician volunteers from entering Gaza.


UPDATE


From Yahoo News. Egypt officially denies.
And who wouldn't trust an official statement from Mubarak's own government?
If an Israeli newspaper published comments such as these, non-attributed, from a closed meeting, how credible can it be?" said foreign ministry spokesman ( Yahoo )
Ummm, very credible.
Amr Mussa, chief of the Arab League, said on Saturday that reports of Arab support for Israel in the ongoing conflict were Israeli "disinformation."
Now how credible can this be?

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