In any future protests, any casualties among the Gazans or theirsupporters from the Sinai tribes would be the worst possible nightmare for the Egyptian army, and canforce
the Egyptian authorities to put their ambitious plan for a buffer zone on hold.
According to the Supreme Court, the government canforce
its employees to respond to interrogation "on pain of dismissal' as long as the questioning is "narrowly related to the performance of their official duties.' During the 1950s the Court stretched that doctrine to uphold the firing of a subway conductor and a teacher for refusing to state whether they were associated with the Communist Party, as well as that of a social worker who took the Fifth before the House Un-American Activities Committee.