Thursday, February 7, 2008

Pharaoh Ehud Mubarak's Minister: Whoever breaks border will have his legs broken

"The Egyptian foreign ministry on Thursday warned Palestinians against attempts to breach the Gaza Strip border, saying, "whoever breaks the border line will have his foot broken."

Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said in comments carried by
the state-run Middle East News Agency (MENA) on Thursday that Egyptian efforts were continuing with Israel and the European Union to re-open the Rafah border crossing "in a legal way."

Aboul Gheit blasted Hamas for recent fighting with Israel that it called "cartoonish and comical"......"


Is the Pharaoh's foreign minister Yitzhak Aboul Gheit?

Thanks to Emanuel for reminding us of an earlier threat to break Palestinian bones. That threat was made by Yitzhak Rabin during the Palestinian first Intifada. In the words of Amira Hass
, "For Palestinians, Yitzhak Rabin is remembered first of all as someone who instructed soldiers to break their arms and legs, when they began their popular uprising against the Israeli occupation in 1987."

Yitzhak Rabin was a pioneer, now Ehud Mubarak and Yitzhak Aboul Gheit are following his footsteps.

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