Israel Setting Rules for Truce: Foreign Monitors at Border
The Saudi Gazette published a report from Reuters that "
The government is determined to prevent a repeat of the failed Gaza Disengagement agreement and the ceasefire that officially ended the 2006 Second Lebanon War. Hamas terrorists amassed a huge supply of weapons and explosives after allowing
A toothless United Nations resolution at the end of the Second Lebanon War has allowed Hizbullah to re-arm and stockpile three times as many missiles than it possessed before the war.
One of the main targets of Israeli Air Force bombings has been the smuggling tunnels along the nine mile Philadelphi smuggling route that straddles the border between
"We want to prevent Hamas from being re-armed like Hizbullah was after the
We want to prevent Hamas from being rearmed like Hezbollah was after the Lebanon war.
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, along with several pro-Israel United States Congress members, have complained that Egypt has turned a blind eye to Hamas smuggling since former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon allowed Cairo to take responsibility for protecting Israel from a well-armed Hamas army.
One proposal, which Egypt might oppose, is to build an underground wall on the Egyptian side of the nine mile smuggling corridor.