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Israel can do no wrong

Re: "Who blockaded Gaza? Not Israel", Letters, August 12.

The blockading of Gaza by Egypt was the result of the peace deal cooked up by the US with Egypt in support of Israel. It was the reason that Mubarak, the recently ousted president of Egypt, was able to stay in power and why the Muslim Brotherhood was not allowed to benefit from their victory in the democratic election process subsequently.

Your correspondent Mr Leitner is disingenuous in his assertion that Israel is not to blame for the blockade.

Richard Bowler


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