Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend R.Hafizoglu / The closing down of border between Egypt and Gaza can reduce the impact of Hamas in Gaza and strengthen the economic crisis in Gaza.
The major topic of the Egyptian-Israeli talks in Sharm-el-Sheikh. The closing down of border will strengthen the economic crisis in Gaza," Abdulvahab al-Masiri, the Egyptian political expert said in a telephone interview for Trend on 27 December.
On 27 December Sharm-el-Sheikh city of Egypt hosted bilateral talks on between Ehud Barak, the Israeli Defense Minister, and Hosni Mubarek, the Egyptian President, on closing down of border between Egypt and Gaza, as well as the cessation of the construction in the Ar-Khoma, occupied by Israel in 1967.
The expert said that the Egyptian Government will fulfill Israel's demand on the closing down the border. "It will end with the increase of economic crisis in Gaza and make nothing the results of the Paris meeting, Masiri said. Israel regards the closing down of border not as the blockade of Gaza, but prevention of armed support to Hamas.
The political expert regarded the Egyptian President's statement on absence of any country which in condition to control fully its border not as the weakness of the Egyptian Government, but the demonstration of its inseparability from the Palestinian people.
According to the political expert, the closing down of border will not affect the future activities of Hamas, in the opposite, affect the ordinary people of Gaza trading in the border places of Egypt.