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  Cheshvan 3, 5772 , 31/10/11

Egyptian Official: We Prevented Cast Lead 2

Egypt's ambassador in the Palestinian Authority claimed Monday that Egypt's efforts to secure a ceasefire between Gaza terror groups and Israel had prevented another major operation in Gaza by Israel, like Operation Cast Lead. “Egypt's efforts to bring about calm in the south prevented a second major operation in Gaza.”

In a radio interview, the ambassador added that the changes in rulership in the Arab world “had changed the rules of the game and the balance of power in the Middle East.”

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