"Egypt: Gaza Blockade A Failure"

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  1. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    it's absurd to continue to pursue a policy when it's so obviously failed. New approaches are clearly needed from all sides
     
  2. takao macrumors 68040

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    it has to be kept in mind that with "open egyptian border" it still means that only people with correct and legal allowances/import export papers etc. can cross
    after all Egypt is hardly a fan of hamas which has ties to extremist groups in egypt

    edit: still: it's obvious that a gaza blockade just prolongs the conflict between both parties unnecessary and can be no part of a long term solution
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Its been a failure because it permitted Hamas to consolidate its power. It actually achieved the opposite of its goal, assuming punishing Hamas was the goal.
     
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  5. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

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    They want to control Gaza, but they don't want the population.
     
  6. awmazz macrumors 65816

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    I believe it was. Egypt supports Hamas' enemy Fatah in the Palestinian Civil War. As does the USA.
     
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