Israel says its to early to foresee what will happen in relations with Egypt; Hamas calls on new Egyptian leadership to lift Gaza blockade immediately.
Israel hopes the resignation on Friday of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will bring no change to its peaceful relations with Cairo, a senior Israeli official said.
"It's too early to foresee how (the resignation) will affect things," the official said. "We hope that the change to democracy in Egypt will happen without violence and that the peace accord will remain."
"We have a tough period ahead of us," Zvi Mazel, a former Israeli ambassador in Egypt, told Israel TV. "Iran and Turkey will consolidate positions against us. Forget about the former Egypt. Now it's a completely new reality, and it won't be easy."
Unlike in Israel, the rest of the Arab world, including in the Hamas-ruled Gaza strip cel
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