Border troubles

Since the Arab Spring sprang, I have been waiting for a change to the Egypt/Gaza border arrangements. Why hasn’t the border been opened up? The issue is more complex than it first appears, with several hidden factors at play.

This article from Haaretz is a reasonable primer on the present position. For more background on the fuel situation, Mr Reliable – the Elder of Ziyon – has this and this.

How this unravels may have a material effect on Israel’s security planning over the next few years. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely any change will be to our benefit.

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