Friday, August 12, 2005

Administered vs Occupied

RAFAH, Egypt (AFP) - Egypt is to start deploying guards to its border with the Gaza Strip in the middle of next week as Israel begins its withdrawal from the territory, a senior police officer told AFP in the frontier town of Rafah.

…Initially Israel had declined to leave the buffer zone along with the rest of the Gaza Strip because of fears of arms smuggling by Palestinian militants but defence chiefs later relented on condition Egypt took responsibility.

It will be the first time non-police security forces are deployed in the area since the Six Day War of 1967 during which the Egyptian-administered Gaza Strip and the Sinai peninsula were occupied by Israel.

Ahh, I see. When Egypt controlled it and had absolutely no intention of granting any Palestinian self-rule, it was “administered”. When Israel controls it, it’s now considered “occupied”.

I’m not even going to start with the absurdity of Israel feeing reassured that Egyptian took responsibility. I mean we’ve seen their responsible track record in closing their own border there for the last 5 years.


At 4:13 PM, Blogger swiftthinker said...

Hey, I think I've made it to my first link list. THANKS! I have to figure out how to do it on mine and you're the first guy on there. Have a good shabbos.

At 5:35 PM, Blogger orthomom said...

Great posting lately, JPT! Slow work week?:)


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