Prověrka míru mezi Egyptem a Izraelem

WASHINGTON – Raketové údery, jež militantní islamistické skupiny nedávno odpálily z egyptského Sinaje na izraelské město Eilat, posloužily jako další z řady připomínek toho, jak křehké zůstávají bilaterální vztahy, dva roky od revoluce v Egyptě. Činnost teroristů by na hranici snadno mohla vyvolat krizi s potenciálem zažehnout nechtěnou konfrontaci ohrožující mírovou dohodu, která v roce 1979 normalizovala bilaterální vztahy. Aby se takovému výsledku předešlo, Izrael a Egypt teď musí udělat přesvědčivé kroky k potvrzení dohody.

Když loni v listopadu propukly v Gaze projevy nepřátelství, egyptský prezident Muhammad Mursí zprostředkoval rychlé řešení situace, a za příměří s Hamásem, jenž Gazu ovládá, se dokonce zaručil. Mursí tak implicitně znovu Egypt zavázal k prosazování míru na hranici a naplňování konstruktivní role v palestinsko-izraelském konfliktu. To v Izraeli pozvedlo důvěru, že Muslimské bratrstvo, egyptská vládnoucí strana, potvrdí mírovou dohodu z roku 1979. Mursí ale míru s Izraelem výslovně nepřitakal a přímému styku s izraelskými vůdci se vyhýbá.

Zachování míru je v zájmu obou zemí. Útok proti egyptskému vojenskému stanovišti na Sinaji loni v létě, při němž ozbrojení militanti zabili 16 vojáků, názorně předvedl, že terorismus ohrožuje Egypt stejně jako Izrael.

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