Not particularly interesting but TBE was unaware that Egypt would send troops to observe a possible Gaza reconciliation agreement. Page 3 of al-Shourouk’s June 30 edition describes what could be a slippery slope:
Amos Gilad, the head of the Israeli Defense Ministry’s Diplomatic Security Bureau, arrived in Cairo yesterday afternoon for a trip that lasted several hours and included talks with Egyptian decision-makers, including Egypt’s Chief of General Intelligence Omar Suleiman. The talks dealt with developments in Palestinian affairs, as Suleiman had met delegations from Fatah and Hamas in the framework of the sixth round of Palestinian dialogue.
Al-Shourouk has learned that Cairo expressed its readiness to send tens of security men to consolidate any ceasefire (تهدئة) to which the Palestinian factions agree. At the same time Egyptian sources rejected the idea of sending large numbers of Egyptian soldiers to the Gaza Strip.
An official source said, “Egypt will work to consolidate any reconciliation agreement through the presence of Egyptians on the ground.”