The Follow-up of the Egyptian Coup is to Invade Gaza
The Egyptian state television “reported” yesterday September 12 2013 accusations against the Palestinians in Gaza (Hamas) of training Egyptian Islamists in how to carry out bombings that could lead the military-backed authorities to escalate their crackdown on the Brotherhood. The “reports” stated: “The military wing of the Hamas movement has provided various Salafi jihadists and also other religious currents with 400 landmines. The security apparatus documented this and they will be arrested.“
Egyptian forces have tightened the control of Rafah. They destroyed over 350 supply tunnels since the army deposed President Mohamed Morsi last July. Egypt’s navy has deployed lightly-armed warships off the coast of the border and banned fishing near the towns of Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid, and prevented all transports of merchandise into Gaza by sea. The Egyptian military has also expelled dozens of Egyptian families from their houses on the Egyptian side near the Rafah border in the context of the implementation of an empty zone along the border with Gaza.