The need to preempt Iran and export gas to Egypt was the reason the government gave to push through its controversial plan for Israel's natural gas. Now, this reason may no longer exist.08:52 31.08.15 | 1 comments
Aid convoys, to which Egypt has in the past allowed only limited access, would be allowed to use the crossing, subject to following Cairo's limitation that only food and medical supplies be transported. "Hard materials" - apparently including concrete and steel which Gazans want to repair damage from last year's Israeli offensive - would have to go via Israel, the Egyptian source said. This is basically the situation that existed until now, so except of the nice words there is nothing new in the egyptian position. They love Hamas even less then we do, and rightly so.