Egyptian FM threatens to break Palestinians’ legs if they breach border again

“Anyone who violates Egypt’s borders will get his leg broken,” said Egyptian Foreign Minister Aboul Gheit.

He blamed Israel for the humanitarian crisis and hardship that Gaza is experiencing, and for “responding to the Palestinian (Hamas) missiles with collective punishment.”

He also criticized Hamas for launching those missile attacks, describing the confrontation as a “laughable caricature” resulting in self-inflicted wounds.

This is an unusually blunt warning, not at all couched in the phrases of diplomatic niceties. But then, the breach of Egypt’s borders – a serious matter for any nation – were caused by conflicts that are not of Egypt’s doing and theoretically at least, not their problem.

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