A man, who is hoping to cross into Egypt, shouts as he holds his passport and other family members' passports while he waits at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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In the Gaza war now in its third week, Hamas' battle isn't only with Israel.Both Israel and Egypt have enforced a crippling, yearslong blockade of Gaza.For its part, Egypt has made it clear it won't open the border unless the Gaza side is run by Hamas' rival, President Mahmoud Abbas' Palestinian Authority.The Palestinian Authority was ejected from Gaza when Hamas began running the territory in 2007 . The vilification of Hamas in Egypt has only increased since the Gaza war erupted.Another presenter, Amany al-Khayat, accused Hamas of trying to promote its "resistance" image by letting Gazan civilians die, saying the group seeks to "wash its face ... with Palestinians' blood".In his first public comments on the Gaza crisis Wednesday, Egypt's president did not even issue the usual Egyptian condemnation of Israeli "aggression". In past Israel-Hamas violence, Egypt's government faced embarrassing public calls to open its Rafah crossing with Gaza, with critics accusing it of helping Israel.
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