Yes. Israel takes a lot of flak for keeping the border with Gaza closed. Ergo, one might reasonably ask why Egypt gets away with keeping its border closed too. Especially in light of the fact that the residents of Gaza have a history of making war against Israel but not Egypt.
I agree. It is an increasingly reasonable question.
Egypt certainly could be playing an important role in alleviating the day-to-day distress and suffering of the Palestinians in Gaza. It may not help bring us closer to a genuine, long-term solution, but it sure wouldn't hurt.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto