"“This is a dangerous development that could lead to the smuggling of weapons, explosives and Al Qaeda agents into Gaza,” Silvan Shalom, a deputy prime minister from the right-wing Likud Party..." Look at this: they are now worried about the smuggling of Al-Qa`idah terrorists into Gaza. 1) Since when did the Palestinians host Al-Qa`idah? Even in the refugee camps of Lebanon there are no Al-Qa`idah terrorists; 2) Why is Israel bogusly pretending that they are worried about Al-Qa`idah in Gaza when it is clear that Al-Qa`idah in its history never targeted Israel and never lifted a finger to help the Palestinians? Al-Qa`idah specialized in killing civilians and not in killing Israels, and this explains its unpopularity among Arabs. 3) we know that Israel (like Arab regimes) conveniently lie about Al-Qa`idah to garner Western support and sympathy--and money.