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Egypt chief of staff says Israel has no right to interfere in Cairo's decision to open Rafah border

Ahram Online, Saturday 30 Apr 2011
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Israel does not have the right to interfere in Egypt’s decision to open the Rafah border crossing, says Sami Annan, the chief of staff of the Egyptian armed forces.

“Israel does not have the right to interfere in Egypt’s decision to open the Rafah border. This is an Egyptian-Palestinian issue,” wrote Anan on his Facebook page.

Anan also thanked the Egyptian intelligence for the role it played in the reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas.

Yesterday, Egypt’s foreign minister Nabil El-Arabi announced that Egypt will permanently open the Rafah border crossing to ease the blockade on Gaza which was imposed by Israel in 2006.

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30-04-2011 03:08pm
More tolerance and objectivity is needed
I think the above mentioned remarks are quite logical, Mr. Shukrallah has to be more objective and more tolerant. Diversity is an outstanding reality in nature.
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