The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Egypt: Will break legs of anyone crossing Gaza border


CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt said on Thursday it would no longer tolerate Palestinians infiltrating the country from the Gaza Strip, and threatened to break the legs of anyone crossing the Rafah border illegally. "Anyone who breaches the border will have their legs broken," Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit was quoted as saying by the official MENA news agency on public television overnight.

This makes Aboul Gheit sound like some third-rate mafia thug. Except he doesn't look very tough, does he?

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