Tag Archive for Egypt Unrest

Hamas objects to Egyptian authorities’ charge of Morsi’s link to Gaza movement


Egypt’s interim gov’t warns both, Mashaal and Haniyeh: Stay out of Egypt’s internal affairs.





Hamas officials condemned over the weekend the Egyptian authorities’ decision to charge ousted President Mohamed Morsi with links to the Palestinian Islamist movement.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh gestures during an interview with Reuters in Gaza City May 10, 2012.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City May 10, 2012. – Photo: REUTERS

The officials said that the allegations against Morsi came in the context of Egypt’s recent punitive measures against Hamas, including the demolition of about 80% of the smuggling tunnels along the border with the Gaza Strip and the closure of the Rafah terminal.

Meanwhile, sources in the Gaza Strip said on Saturday that the Egyptian authorities have warned Hamas leaders against “meddling in Egypt’s internal affairs.”

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Morsi recaptured & charged for conspiring with Hamas & murder

Charges against the deposed president relate to his escape from prison with other top Brotherhood leaders.

Morsi is also accused of “collaboration with Hamas to undertake aggressive acts” in Egypt.




CAIRO – The Egyptian army is detaining ousted President Mohamed Morsi over accusations of kidnapping, killing soldiers and other charges, the state news agency said on Friday.

Mohamed Morsi

The army had previously said it was holding Morsi for his own safety and the report was likely to stoke tension before mass rallies on Friday billed as shows of strength between supporters and opponents of the Islamist Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected leader.

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Shots fired on Egypt-Israel border

Armed cell seen near the Israel-Egypt border, then confrontation ensued between cell & Egyptian army. No injuries reported.

By Yoav Zitun


Gunfire erupted in Egypt Sunday near the Israeli border, most probably as a result of clashes between the Egyptian army and an armed cell spotted in the vicinity of the Israel-Egypt border, in the northern area of Kadesh-Barnea.

Israel-Egypt border – Photo: Yoav Zitun

An IDF outlook identified the cell moving in a car along the Egyptian side of the border. As a result of the clashes, the IDF has bolstered forces in the region. No injuries were reported on the Israeli side. Continue Reading »

Like Gaza & Iran, the Egyptian Islamists abused their power


Analysis: Israeli media expert reports on how Western-style democracy does not always work in an Arab Muslim state.

By Uri Dromi



Once again, the American administration finds itself in the situation where it doesn’t really know exactly how to deal with an enigmatic Middle East. This time, it’s Egypt that is teaching Americans how complex this turbulent region is.

Islamists in Egypt abused their power

Islamists in Egypt abused their power – Israel Today


From the standpoint of Washington, something good must have happened in Egypt in the last two years. After decades of dictatorship, it seemed that democracy had eventually prevailed. The many Egyptians who took to Tahrir Square in January 2011 chanting, “Enough is enough,” finally got , in the eternal words of President Lincoln, “a government of the people, by the people, for the people.” Continue Reading »

Muslim Brotherhood Official: Egypt’s Army ‘Worse Than the Jews’

Muslim Brotherhood leaders and Egypt’s ranking Army officers traded blame about the ‘massacre’ in Cairo on Monday.

By David Lev

Egypt’s temporary President Adli Mansour announced the establishment of a commission of inquiry which will investigate the events surrounding the deaths of at least 51 people Monday in clashes outside a military building in Cairo. At least 435 people were wounded as well in the incident.

Riots in Egypt – Photo: Reuters

Most of those killed were Muslim Brotherhood members, and the chain of events leading to the deaths were being hotly contested by the Brotherhood and the Egyptian Army. The Brotherhood claimed that those killed were innocent, doing nothing more than holding a sit-in against the ousting of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in what they described as an “illegal coup.”

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Hamas calls on Egypt to reopen Rafah crossing & stop destroying tunnels

PLO officials in the West Bank blamed Hamas for the closure of the Gaza terminal saying Hamas’s meddling in the internal affairs of Egypt, by supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, has harmed the national interests of the Palestinians.

The official went on call on Gazans to follow Egyptian example & unseat Hamas from power.





The Hamas government on Sunday called on the Egyptian authorities to reopen the Rafah border crossing, which was closed on Friday following a spate of terror attacks against Egyptian security forces in Sinai.

Egyptian Army soldiers guard gates of Sinai Gaza closed border crossing, May 20, 2012.

Egyptian Army soldiers guard gates of Sinai Gaza closed border crossing, May 20, 2012.

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Muslim Brotherhood claims Egypt’s interim president is a Jew

Wash Post reports: MB website claims Israel & U.S. conspiring to insert ElBaradei as Egyptian President



The Muslim Brotherhood claimed in a post on its official website that Egypt’s new interim president Adli Mansour is Jewish, The Washington Post reported on Friday. The article on IkhwanOnline was subsequently removed.

Egyptian interim president Adli Mansour is sworn in, July 4, 2013

Egyptian interim president Adli Mansour is sworn in, July 4, 2013 – Photo: Reuters

Mansour, who previously served as the constitutional court’s chief justice was sworn in as interim president on Thursday after the army removed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi from power.

According to the Post, the article falsely stated that Mansour is “considered to be a Seventh Day Adventist, which is a Jewish sect.”

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Sinai Jihadi movement claims they fired rockets at Eilat

The Jamaat Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis has claimed responsibility for rocket attacks on Southern Israel in the past and now, boasts its rockets ‘scared Israelis into shelters’ although explosions were heard, no signs of rockets were found.

By Roi Kais


The Jamaat Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis group, which operates in the Sinai Peninsula, took responsibility on Friday evening for the alleged launch of two Grad missiles toward Eilat on Thursday.

החיפושים אחר הרקטות, בחמישי באילת (צילום: מאיר אוחיון)

Searching for the rockets – Photo: Meir Ohayon

Though Eilat residents reported hearing two or three loud bangs, security forces have yet to finds any trace of the rockets.

In an internet statement, the group boasted the bangs “frightened Allah’s Jewish enemies” and made them run for shelter. Continue Reading »

Hamas Terrorists Try to Monopolize on Egyptian Coup D’etat

With Morsi gone, the Egyptian Army arrests Hamas members with weapon & explosives anticipating a terrorist attacks.

By Chana Ya’ar


Arab terrorists are attempting to take advantage of the chaos that inevitably follows a coup d’etat, but the Egyptian Army appears to have been prepared for that possibility.

In a Cairo suburb, security forces arrested four people on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack. All four were members of the Hamas terrorist organization, a security source told the Egyptian Al-Ahram newspaper.

Explosives were found in the apartment during a search, as well as military and police uniforms. The suspects were taken into custody for interrogation. Continue Reading »

In coordination with Jerusalem, Egypt moved additional troops to the Sinai-Gaza border

After Morsi told to resign, Egypt’s army takes over key logistical structures and positions troops to avoid civil bloodshed.

JERUSALEM — Egypt, amid major unrest in the country, has moved troops and armored vehicles to the Sinai-Gaza border area in coordination with Israel.

Egyptian SecurityThe movement on Tuesday comes as the Egyptian military issued an ultimatum to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, calling on him to step down or face an escalation of the protests against his government. Millions of Egyptians already have taken to the streets to protest Morsi’s rule.

Under the 1979 peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, Egypt must coordinate troop movement in the Sinai with Israel.

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American Jewish college student stabbed to death in Egypt

Andrew Pochter (ז”ל), active at Hillel & teaching English to 7 & 8-yr-old Egyptian children, was stabbed in Alexandria when protesting against the Muslim Brotherhood.




ALEXANDRIA, Egypt – An American college student stabbed to death during a protest in Egypt was in the country teaching English to children and improving his Arabic, according to a Facebook post on Saturday that appeared to be from his family.

Protesters demonstrate in Sedy Gaber in Alexandria, June 28, 2013

Protesters demonstrate in Sedy Gaber in Alexandria, June 28, 2013 – Photo: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghan

According to the The Kenyon Collegian, the student newspaper, Pochter was active in Hillel, the campus’s center for Jewish life, and lived at the group’s on-campus house. Continue Reading »

Anti-Semitic Fan of 9/11 to be Honored by Michelle Obama & State Dept.

America’s 1st Lady Michelle Obama & U.S. Secy of St. John Kerry will pay honor this week to an anti-Semite who celebrated Al Qaeda’s 9/11 attack on America.

By Chana Ya’ar


First Lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. State Department this Friday honor 10 women with the Int’l Women of Courage Award – including one who tweeted her joy about Al Qaeda’s 9/11 attack on America.

First Lady Michelle ObamaSamira Ibrahim, a 25-year-old women’s rights activist, was a participant in the January 25 Revolution demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square that brought down the regime of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and eventually morphed into the region wide Arab Spring uprisings.  Continue Reading »

Egyptian Army Hits Terrorists Hard Killing 20

Egyptian military strikes Sinai terrorists after large-scale attack. Helicopters strike camps, killing 20.

By Maayana Miskin


The Egyptian army struck terrorist camps in the Sinai over the course of Tuesday night, killing an estimated 20 terrorists. The strikes followed a large-scale attack near Gaza on Sunday, where terrorists attacked Egyptian army posts and then attempted to enter Israel, and a shooting attack late Tuesday night in Al-Arish.

The army used combat helicopters to hit the camps. The counter-terror assault is the first time the Egyptian army has used missiles in Sinai since attacking Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Continue Reading »