Mubarak's statements must be understood in the context of an Arab leader facing internal turmoil. First, it's unrealistic for an Egyptian leader to ignore Israel's nuclear arsenal, even when he realizes that Iran's venture is so troubling and destabilizing. Second, with all his pro-Palestinian utterances, he's clearly not oblivious to the threat of terrorist groups such as Hamas - even when they're in power. Finally, he has kept the peace with Israel for a long time - and that is something that must be appreciated. At the end of the day, however, he's mortal and 78 years old. The big question is not what Mubarak does, but what comes next?
Initial IDF inquiry: 13-year-old Palestinian shot dead in Bethlehem killed accidentally (Haaretz)
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