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And as of now Egypt's reverted to an indefinite closure of the border with the Gaza Strip and there were even joint IDF-Egyptian military patrols after this. I think that may actually be a first in terms of official collaboration: Israel working with an Islamist-ruled Arab state to crack down on terrorists. Depending on how you see it this is either very, very good or the prelude to things getting even worse than they already are. So far there is no direct proof that Hamas was behind this one, though my personal opinion is that it's Islamic Jihad which may qualify for Biggest Dumbasses in the region at this point.

As of now the whole Israeli-Egyptian border issue just got very interesting indeed:

http://news.yahoo.com/islamists-kill-15-egyptians-israel-strikes-attackers-003156951.html

Israel, at least according to the Jerusalem Post, is also considering an enhanced Egyptian presence in the Sinai as justfiable. That may also be a first, especially when we remember just which party is controlling Egypt and authorizing both the crackdowns and the closing of the border. It seems the Muslim Brotherhood doesn't like Hamas and Islamic Jihad very much, though both in their usual Baghdad Bob fashion give Israel's government rather more credit than it deserves at this point:

http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=280330

This should be interesting........

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