Tag Archive for Egypt

After a Decade in Prison, Muslim Scientist Finds Refuge in Jewish State

A modern story of Exodus: After imprisoned for 11 years, tortured & left handicapped for suspicion of spying for Israel, Egyptian nuclear scientist Noha Hashad sought refuge in Israel after fleeing to Jordan.

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Egyptian court drops graft charges & wrongful death charges against Hosni Mubarak

CLEARED: Egyptian judge drops case against ousted president Mubarak over killings of anti-government protesters and also cleared of him of graft charges involving a gas deal with Israel.


An Egyptian court on Saturday dropped the case against ousted President Hosni Mubarak for his involvement in the killing of antigovernment protesters in 2011.

Supporters of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

Supporters of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak chant slogans as they wait for him to be transferred to a court, in front of Maadi military hospital in Cairo, November 29, 2014. – Photo: Reuters

Egypt’s former interior minister, Habib al-Adly, and his aides have also been cleared of ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising that ended Mubarak’s three-decade rule.

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Egyptian prosecutor seeks death sentence for deposed President Morsi

Former Egyptian President is being accused of collaborating with Hamas to destabilize Egypt and leaking state secrets to Tehran.


AP – Egypt’s state news agency says prosecutors have asked for the death sentence for ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders on trial on espionage charges.

A poster of Morsi in Cairo.

A poster of Egypt’s deposed President Morsi reads ‘Yes to legitimacy; no to the coup,’ in Cairo. – Photo: Reuters

Prosecutor Emad el-Sharawy said in closing remarks Wednesday that Morsi and his aides leaked state security documents to foreign intelligence agencies, naming Iran, while in office for one year.

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Day 3: Egypt Destroys 800 Gaza Homes for Buffer-Zone – World Remains Indifferent

Watch Video of Egyptian forces continuing after already destroying over 800 Gaza homes for its imposed security ‘buffer zone’, as Gaza’s Palestinian residents cry ‘Egyptian Nakba.’

By Ari Yashar


The Egyptian army continues expelling Arab residents and detonating buildings in its destruction of the Gazan side of the Egyptian border as the world is notably silent, even as Egypt reveals it will not refrain from taking action against Muslim clerics as well.

The Egyptian Waqf (Islamic trust) announced it will dismiss and expel Muslim clerics if smuggling tunnels are found below the mosques in which they serve, reports the Egyptian news agency Aswat Masriya. Continue Reading »

Egypt Army Enters Gaza, Destroys Homes Making Buffer-Zone & World is Silent

Hamas (AND the world) remains silent as tanks, helicopters and Egyptian soldiers force Gazans out of their homes before being blown up for Cairo imposed buffer zone, with no international criticism, condemnation, or protests.

By Ari Yashar


Arab residents of Gaza were rounded up by armed soldiers and forced to flee their homes, which were promptly exploded in impressive plumes of dust and sand – but the soldiers were Egyptian, and there has been no international criticism of the buffer zone Egypt is establishing by force on the Gaza side of the Sinai border.

In the buffer zone plan, Egypt is seizing and evacuating all homes and farmland up to 500 meters (over 1,640 feet) into Gaza, all along the 13 kilometer (over eight mile) border.  Continue Reading »

Egyptian families flee homes on Egypt’s Gaza border as army begins buffer zone moat

The attack that left 31 Egyptian security personnel dead, believed by Cairo to have been assisted by Hamas, was the last straw leading to the decision of a ‘tunnel free’, 13-kilometer (8-mile) buffer zone with Gaza.


Hundreds of Egyptians living along the border with the Gaza Strip evacuated their homes on Wednesday, after the army ordered them out to make way for a planned buffer zone meant to stop militants and smugglers, officials said.

Egyptian side of Rafah.

Egyptian security forces secure houses which were destroyed by the Egyptian army on the Egyptian side of the border town of Rafah, October 29, 2014.

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Sisi’s Response to Massive Sinai Terrorist Attack: Egypt to establish buffer zone on Gaza border


Sitting alongside his top generals in a televised speech to the nation, Egypt’s President Sisi, directed blame at “foreign powers who are trying to break Egypt’s back.” 


Egypt’s ruler, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, denounced “foreign hands” whom he believes were behind the deadly car bombs that killed scores of security personnel in northeast Sinai on Friday.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi gives a speech outside the Supreme Council in Cairo. – Photo:REUTERS

The president, whose regime has been battling jihadist elements since the military ousted the Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi last year, declared a three-day mourning period throughout the country on Saturday. Continue Reading »

2 IDF soldiers wounded on Israel-Egypt border

Large Israeli forces sweeping the area to eliminate possible terrorist infiltration from the Sinai.

Unrelated: 5 IDF soldiers injured when their jeep flips over nearby.


Two soldiers were wounded on Wednesday in a shooting incident near the border with Egypt, the Israeli military confirmed.

Wounded soldiers being evacuated to the Soroka Medical Center, Be'er Sheva.

Wounded soldiers being evacuated to the Soroka Medical Center, Be’er Sheva, October 22, 2014.- Photo: Eliyahu Hershkovitz

The two were soldiers from the mixed Caracal infantry battalion, one of them a female company commander. They were evacuated by helicopter to the Soroka Medical Center, Be’er Sheva.

Large forces were immediately mobilized to the area, near Azuz. Continue Reading »

Egyptian FM exposes Erdogan’s UNGA speech as ‘full of lies & fabrications’


After the Turkish president accused Egypt’s President al-Sissi of taking power in a coup d’État in his UN speech, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry responded with a condemning statement. 


Egypt on Thursday slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s comments at the UN General Assembly, in which he said that President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi came to power in a coup.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the 69th session of the UNGA.

In this September 24, 2014, photo, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters. – Photo: AP

Speaking to representatives of 193 countries at the annual high-level UN meeting on Wednesday, Erdoğan said, “If we are going to defend people who come to power through coups, then I ask the question why we exist as the United Nations.”

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Karma: German family smuggled into Gaza is denied entry to Egypt

Egypt border officials say mother & children, who are German citizens, did not have Rafah-crossing entry stamps in their passports.


A mother from the Gaza Strip and her children were denied entry to Egypt because they had previously used smuggling tunnels to enter Gaza, a media report says.

Rafah crossing, August 27, 2014.

Palestinians at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on August 27, 2014. – Photo: AFP

Egyptian authorities told the Palestinian Ma’an news agency that the family members, who have German citizenship, were stopped at the border when they tried to enter Egypt.

Their passports did not have entry stamps to Gaza, indicating that they had entered through the tunnels instead of through the Rafah crossing, Ma’an reported.

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Egypt: Condition for Rafah crossing opened if Abbas’ Palestinian Authority troops guard it

Hamas has not dismissed the proposal outright, which indicates a willingness to consider Egypt’s demand.

Jerusalem has no objection to Cairo’s condition.


Egypt is conditioning an easing of transit restrictions at the Rafah checkpoint on the presence of a force from the Palestinian Authority’s Presidential Guard being stationed on the Gaza side of the crossing.

Rafah crossing.

Gazans wait, hoping to be given the permission to cross into Egypt, at the Rafah crossing, August 27, 2014.- Photo: AFP

Egypt has made this requirement clear to both Hamas and Israel in recent days. During the last weeks of the fighting, Hamas had indicated a willingness to consider the idea, but it hasn’t given a final answer. Continue Reading »

Egyptian soldier shoots dead Gaza smuggler entering illegally via Hamas terror-tunnel

The Palestinian Ma’an news agency reports a 2nd Palestinian man escaped near Rafah.

Egyptian Authorities announced early this year it destroyed 1,370 of Hamas’ smuggling tunnels from Gaza.


Egyptian soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man Wednesday who was attempting to enter Egypt through a tunnel that exited near Rafah, the Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported.

Hamas operatives inside an underground tunnel in Gaza on August 18, 2014.

Hamas operatives inside an underground tunnel in Gaza on August 18, 2014. – Photo: Reuters

Citing Egyptian security sources, Ma’an said a second man escaped.
Egyptian border guards opened fire when they spotted two people exiting the tunnel, according to the report.

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Egyptian Forces Foil Three Terror Attacks Against Israel

Egyptian security forces shot dead a terrorist who planned on blowing himself up near IDF soldiers, as well as destroying a truckload of Grad rockets intended for Israel.

By Moshe Cohen


Egyptian security officials on Wednesday night thwarted what could have been a major terror attack against Israeli, Egyptian reports said.

Egyptian soldiers shot and killed a terrorist who was running to the Kerem Shalom border crossing, apparently planning to blow himself up at the crossing, where IDF soldiers check goods going into Gaza.

The terrorist was wearing a suicide belt, and carrying explosive devices and weapons as well, the officials told Palestinian Authority news service Ma’an. Continue Reading »

The Egyptian initiated cease-fire proposal – The full text

Here is the Egyptian proposal in it’s entirety, that is being weighed & considered by Israel’s security cabinet.


1. Owing to Egypt’s historical responsibility, and out of belief in the importance of achieving peace in the region, protecting the lives of innocents, and ending the bloodshed;

Rockets fired from the Gaza strip into Israel, on July 13, 2014.

Rockets fired from the Gaza strip into Israel, on July 13, 2014.- Photo: AFP

Egypt calls upon Israel and all of the Palestinian factions to enact an immediate ceasefire, due to the fact that escalation and mutual violence, and the victims that will result, will not be in the interest of either party as such, during the period of the ceasefire, both sides shall abide by the following:


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Hamas refuses to consider truce deal presented by Egypt


Where as Israel agrees there is room for discussion,  Hamas is first waiting for a tangible victory to show the Palestinian people. No Israeli killed yet.

By Elior Levy


Egypt and another Arab country, most likely Qatar, have put together an initial draft of a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, and presented it to both parties Saturday.

Hamas has so far refused to discuss the terms of the cease-fire, while Israel has expressed to the authors its willingness to meet to discuss the details of the deal.

The cease-fire draft is divided into two sections: security and socioeconomic.

The security aspect includes among other items the demands by Hamas for the release of 56 prisoners who were freed as part of the 2011 Shalit swap deal, but rearrested by Israel during the IDF operation followed the abduction and murder of three Israeli teens in the West Bank last month. Continue Reading »