Diplomatic officials in Jerusalem said such a move would pose a challenge not only to Israel, but also to Egypt, which could not be pleased at the prospect of the Revolutionary Guard sailing through the Suez Canal.EGYPT THE LARGEST ARAB SUNNI NATION IN THE WORLD DOESN'T LIKE SHIA PERSIA/IRAN.
Defense officials said Israel would not allow the ships to reach Gaza.
“Iran is Hamas’s main supplier of weaponry,” one official said. “We cannot take a chance that there is weaponry on the ships.” This would not be the first time Iran sent ships to test Israel’s blockade of Gaza. In January 2009, during Operation Cast Lead, an Iranian ship was dispatched with what was claimed to be humanitarian cargo. While Israeli soldiers never boarded the vessel, the navy preventing it from reaching its destination by blocking sailing lanes into Gaza Port.
AND THEY HAVE NO INTEREST IN SEEING JIHADO-THUGS IN HAMAS OR THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN EGYPT EMBOLDENED.
ESPECIALLY NOW THAT THE MB HAS ENDORSED MO' EL BARADEI TO TAKE ON MUBARAK.
EGYPT IS NOT JUST AN DISINTERESTED BY-STANDER: THEY HAVE A QUARANTINE AGAINST GAZA, TOO.
I THINK IT WOULD VERY INTERESTING IF EGYPT DID NOT LET THE IRANIAN SHIPS CROSS THROUGH THE SUEZ CANAL.
OR DEMANDED AN INSPECTION BEFORE LETTING THEM THROUGH. WHAT IF THESE SHIPS ARE CARRYING NUKES OR WMD!? WHAT IF THEY'RE REAL INTENT IS TO DESTROY THE CANAL!?