July 15, 2012
Will Egypt's new president end the Gaza blockade?
President Mursi has had very little time to deal with anything except his own delicate position and the power sharing he must work out with the military. But Hamas seems fairly confident that eventually, Mursi will lift the blockade that has prevented most arms from flowing into Gaza. J-Post: The Gazan Islamists long complained that his predecessor Hosni Mubarak, ousted from power last year in a popular revolt, sided not just with Israel, but also with their political rival -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement. So far, Hamas has seen little sign of a policy shift since Mursi took office and diplomats said the Egyptian leader had so many domestic problems that he could ill-afford to dedicate much time to re-tooling Cairo's relations with the Palestinians. However, Ismail Haniyeh, the head of Hamas's Gaza government, told worshipers in a mosque that change was coming. "We are confident that Egypt, the revolution led by Mursi, will never provide cover...(Read Full Post)