Egypt and the other Arabs have to make a show of wanting peace to the Western world to get their money.They don't want an actual agreement because if that issue was out of the way, their people would hold them accountable for good governance. So, Egypt makes half-hearted attempts to stop the smuggling while mostly looking the other way. The wonder is that Israeli officials were so incredibly naive to hand the responsibility over to the Egyptians.
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from the article: Foreign Ministry: Syria feels peace must wait for next U.S. president