By Nasser Najjar - Special to The Washington Times Shares
"What has happened in the last year and half since the revolution began in Egypt [is that] the Sinai Desert completely descended into chaos," said Yossi Mekelberg, associate fellow on the Middle East and North Africa Program at London-based think tank Chatham House.
"In the long term, it's a big mistake, it's a mistake on the Israeli side, a mistake in the way that Egypt dealt with it under Mubarak," Mr. Mekelberg said. "Gaza is a poor place, with high levels of unemployment, high levels of poverty. This only leads to problems and trouble and eventually to violence."