The Egyptian State television continues to spread propaganda against the Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza Strip in the context of a military plan imposed by the commander of the military coup, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Under his plan, which supported by the intelligence agencies of number of foreign countries, particularly Israel and the Palestinian Authority followed by Saudi Arabia and Dubai, a campaign of lies against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip has been deployed, demonizing Hamas and destroying their image in public by carrying out terrorist attacks against Egyptian figures and military targets in the Sinai in order to give the Egyptian Army a pretext to invade Rafah and the Gaza Strip on behalf of Israel.
The Egyptian state television “reported” yesterday September 12 2013 accusations against the Palestinians in Gaza (Hamas) of training Egyptian Islamists in how to carry out bombings that could lead the military-backed authorities to escalate their crackdown on the Brotherhood. The “reports” stated: “The military wing of the Hamas movement has provided various Salafi jihadists and also other religious currents with 400 landmines. The security apparatus documented this and they will be arrested.“
Fawzi Barhoum, spokesman for the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, said of the report: “This is completely incorrect. It was an attempt to demonize Hamas”.
Egypt has faced turmoil since the army forced the Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi from the presidency last July on behalf of western and Zionist interests. A week ago, the Egyptian interior minister survived an assassination attempt in Cairo amid fears the country could face an islamist insurgency.
Egyptian forces have tightened the control of Rafah. They destroyed over 350 supply tunnels since the army deposed President Mohamed Morsi last July. Egypt’s navy has deployed lightly-armed warships off the coast of the border and banned fishing near the towns of Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid, and prevented all transports of merchandise into Gaza by sea. The Egyptian military has also expelled dozens of Egyptian families from their houses on the Egyptian side near the Rafah border in the context of the implementation of an empty zone along the border with Gaza.
Two Egyptian army tanks crossed an initial border fence leading to Gaza for the first time on Thursday Sep. 12 2013, Palestinians eyewitnesses said. According the witnesses, the tanks crossed the first Egyptian border fence along the corridor between Egypt and (Gaza), and drove along the road running next to the cement wall” that Egypt built, the witnesses said.