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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Protesters call for expulsion of Israeli ambassador

'Tens' (Israel Radio implied a larger number) of protesters demonstrated outside the residence of Israel's ambassador to Egypt in Cairo on Monday night, calling for the ambassador to be expelled in light of Sunday's terror attack along the border between Israel, Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
Tens of protesters gathered by the Israeli ambassador’s house in the posh Maadi district on Monday night calling on the Egyptian government to cut off relations with Tel Aviv.

While the assailants behind the attack that took the lives of sixteen Egyptian soldiers and injured another seven remain unknown, some Egyptians have pointed the fingers at the Israeli state.

“It’s definitely Israel who is behind it; we demand the termination of any political relations with Israel,” said Ahmed El-Toni who referred to himself as an “independent activist” and was one of the protesters.

El-Toni also criticised the president for failing to take an action against the culprits in response to the attack till now.

Protests against Israel in Cairo are not a novel event.


Mohamed Bakhati, another protester who took part in both Monday’s demonstration and last September’s, told Ahram Online that escalation at the moment was not an option as the ambassador himself is not in Egypt.

"However, we’re giving a chance to president Morsi till after Ramadan; if retribution for those who died wasn’t reached we will go back to the streets.”
What could go wrong?

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At 3:08 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

What's the worst that can happen? Egypt is re arming the Sinai in contravention of their treaty now. Break all economic relations with Egypt, all diplomatic relations and kick all Egyptians out of the country in 72 hrs. Let the Muslim Brotherhood beseech Allah to fix their economy on their own.


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