Tag Archive for Egypt
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.Continue Reading »
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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;
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:
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 »