Tag: Egypt-Gaza smuggling
The Gaza-Egypt Smuggling Tunnels Must Be Closed
January 14, 2009 | Amb. Dore Gold
When Israelis look back on what caused the current conflict in Gaza, they point to their government's decision in September 2005 to leave the narrow "Philadelphi Route" that runs along the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. More than Israel's disengagement from the Strip as a whole, the abandonment of this strategic area made full-scale war inevitable.