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Egypt is angry, apparently, but are they “angry” enough to do something? “Nasrallah is trying to turn Egypt into Hizbullah’s playground,” by Brenda Gazzar for the Jerusalem Post with additional reporting by the Associated Press, April 11:
Egyptian officials responded angrily to a speech by Hizbullah’s leader, in which he admitted that the Lebanese terror group was smuggling arms into the Gaza Strip, and told the London-based Arab daily al-Sharq al-Awsat that “[Hassan] Nasrallah wants to turn Egypt into a playground like Lebanon.”
In an article published on Saturday, the officials blamed Hizbullah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah of “dragging Egypt into this situation” by letting his people enter Egypt “for satanic purposes.”
“Egypt is not a playground in which others can play. Egypt is not a building without a doorkeeper,” the unnamed officials warned Hizbullah.
The Egyptian officials reportedly went on to link Nassrallah’s speech to the interests of the Iranian government.
In other words, it’s not about Israel; it’s about containing Shi’ite Iran.
“Nasrallah’s admission and the language he used point to Hizbullah’s desire to unite Egypt and the rest of the region with the Lebanese resistance movement and its solidarity with the Palestinians, under complicated international circumstances – for the mere sake of satisfying the Iranian interest to occupy the world, as (Teheran) develops its nuclear program,” the officials were quoted as saying.
On Friday night, Nasrallah confirmed that his terror group has been making efforts to smuggle weapons to Hamas through Egypt.
In televised comments, Hizbullah’s leader said that one of the people arrested by Egyptian authorities in a recent raid on an alleged terror cell was providing logistical aid to Hamas in Gaza.