Category Archives: Gaza

New Players on the Gaza Front

                                      (Islamic Jihad’s Ramadan Shallah) The growing hostility between Egypt and the Palestinian group Hamas, especially following an Egyptian court’s verdict that … Continue reading

Posted in Egypt, Gaza, Hamas | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

For Hamas, Egypt is now the new “Israel”

(Photo via Reuters) For the Egyptian leadership and Hamas, February was a particularly bad month. The tension between the two sides has reached tipping point. The cascade of escalating events started with a court verdict listing Hamas’s armed wing as … Continue reading

Posted in Best Read, Egypt, Gaza, Hamas | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lessons for Sinai from Yemen

(Egyptian air force chief adel Hafez with air force pilots in Yemen. 1964. wikimedia photo)  I wrote this piece for The Atlantic Council’s Egypt Source, hope you like it Following the recent major attacks by militants that killed at least twenty-seven … Continue reading

Posted in Best Read, Egypt, Gaza, Israel, Middle East, Sinai, Yemen | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 44 ( Oct 27- Nov 2)

(A house was blown up during a military operation to create a buffer zone in Rafah) (via AFP) Main Headlines  Monday New law refers crimes against “vital” facilities to military prosecution Alaa Abdel-Fattah, 23 others have been detained on the … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of Aak, Egypt, Gaza | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

The myth of Sisi’s Sinai proposal

  (Photo via Cairo Post) Initially published in Al-Monitor A few days ago, a claim surfaced that Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi offered to give part of the Sinai Peninsula to the Palestinians to expand the Gaza Strip and create a … Continue reading

Posted in Best Read, Egypt, Gaza, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Politics, Sinai | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gaza cease-fire might lead to indirect Egypt involvement

  ( Kids in Gaza celebrate the ceasefire agreement, via Twitter)   I wrote this piece for Al-Monitor, warning that in the future a failed Gaza can easily end its existence as an autonomous entity, and snooker Egypt into a … Continue reading

Posted in Egypt, Gaza, Hamas, Middle East | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 34 ( Aug 18-24)

 Main Headlines Monday Policeman was killed in an attack at checkpoint in northern Egypt Leftist and liberal parties form parliamentary coalition Egyptian interior minister says Rabaa will be remembered for police martyrs Egypt, Norway to co-host Gaza conference Ministry of … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of Aak, Egypt, Gaza | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Profile: Hamas’s Mohammed Deif

A rare video image of Deif in 2005 via Ma’an News The war in Gaza has brought the focus back on Hamas’s military wing, the Qassam Brigades, and its mysterious leader Mohammed Al-Deif. Here is a collection of old and … Continue reading

Posted in Gaza, Hamas, Palestine | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Sisi, Islamic Jihad, and Gaza

(Islamic Jihad and Hamas delegation in Cairo, via Twitter) The war in Gaza has highlighted the tense relationship between Egypt and the Palestinian factions, mainly Hamas, in Gaza. However, it seems Cairo does not view all factions with one lens, … Continue reading

Posted in Egypt, Gaza, Middle East, Palestine | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Special Edition: Gaza

Photo via AP After 18 days of bloodshed, Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 12- hours pause in Gaza. I took this opportunity, to collect articles that are, in my opinion, worth reading about the crisis in Gaza.  How … Continue reading

Posted in Gaza | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments