Tag Archive for Egyptian unrest

Report: Hamas trains Egyptian Islamists in Sinai in planting car bombs

Egypt state TV reported Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, has been training their Egyptian peers. Hamas denies allegations.

Egypt on Thursday extended its ‘State of Emergency’ by 2 months because of the security situation.



The Hamas Islamist group ruling Gaza has been teaching Egyptian Islamists how to plant bombs in cars, Egyptian state television said on Thursday.

HAMAS GUNMEN hold a poster depicting Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza City June 2012.

Hamas also gave 400 landmines to Egyptian militant groups, said the television. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.

Hamas rejected the allegations on Thursday.

“This is completely incorrect,” said Fawzi Barhoum, spokesman for the Islamist group.  He said that the report was an “attempt to demonize Hamas”.

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Erdoğan denounces US for criticizing his claim that Israel mastered Morsi’s downfall

Turkish PM blames Israel for Morsi’s ousting & the unrest in Egypt, saying the US’s condemnation of his accusation shows the world’s “double standard”.



Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan chastised Washington for having denounced his claim, made last Tuesday, that Israel was behind the coup that deposed Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood- affiliated president, Mohamed Morsi.

Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party

Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party – Photo: REUTERS

“What is it to the White House that it should respond?” Erdoğan said on Saturday. “It should not have mentioned it, it should not have reacted like this.

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Egyptian Jews: We support Army’s opposition to ‘terrorism’

For the very small Jewish community in Cairo, the Army’s leaders removal of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi and its opposition to his supporters’ violent demonstrations are cause for hope for a more tolerant Egyptian future.

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi scream chants at Egyptian soldiers during a protest in Cairo, Aug. 12, 2013. – JTA PHOTO: Ed Giles/Getty

“Not even a Jew would do this,” she heard him say.

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Erdogan says he has ‘evidence’ Israel behind Egypt coup


Turkish daily quotes its PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday saying he has proof from a Jewish intellectual that the Israel gov’t was involved in the Egyptian Army’s overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood regime.

By Israel Hayom staff


Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday accused Israel of being behind the July 3 military coup in Egypt, saying he had evidence of the Jewish state’s involvement in the overthrow of Egypt’s Islamist former President Mohammed Morsi.

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Mubarak to be released as Egypt’s army on high alert in Sinai, Gaza border crossing closed



Report:  State of emergency in Sinai after at least 24 Egyptian policemen were killed in ambush by militants.

Egyptian prosecutor expects Egypt’s former President Mubarak to be released from jail this week.




Egyptian authorities on Monday were on high alert after suspected Islamist militants killed at least 24 Egyptian policemen in the Sinai peninsula, where attacks on security forces have multiplied since the army overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on July 3.

Trucks carrying Egyptian army tanks arriving in Rafah city [file].

Trucks carrying Egyptian army tanks arriving in Rafah city [file]. – Photo: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Egyptian daily Al-Ahram quoted security officials as saying that military and police have declared a state of emergency in northern Sinai, deploying roadblocks in the area in an effort to combat terrorists.The

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Former Minister Beilin: The Egyptian Army Rigged Last Election

Former Israeli  minister reveals that the Egyptian Generals, fearing violent protests from the Muslim Brotherhood as are happening now, rigged the results of Egypt’s last elections to maintain the peace.

By Elad Benari


Former minister Yossi Beilin revealed in a column published in the Israel Hayom daily on Sunday that the Egyptian army rigged the results of last year’s presidential elections, in which Islamist Mohammed Morsi was declared the winner.

“An Egyptian official told me in person that the army rigged the presidential elections in June 2012, fearing widespread riots should the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, Mohammed Morsi, lose the race,” wrote Beilin. Continue Reading »

Egypt’s Tamarod party calls on gov’t to cancel Israel peace treaty & stop US aid


The Tamarod movement played a major role in the ousting of President Morsi, is now demanding a referendum on banning US aid, canceling the peace agreement with Israel, & rewording security-related treaties to allow Egypt to “revive its national sovereignty”.





The Tamarod (“Rebellion”) movement in Egypt has joined a campaign calling to stop US aid to Egypt, and to cancel the 1979 Camp David peace treaty with Israel, Daily News Egypt reported on Saturday.

Menachem Begin, Jimmy Carter and Anwar Sadat at Camp David in 1978.

Menachem Begin, Jimmy Carter and Anwar Sadat at Camp David in 1978. – Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The campaign is in response to “unacceptable” US interference in Egyptian political affairs, after US President Barack Obama decided to cancel a joint drill with the Egyptian military in response to the outbreak of violence in the country earlier this week. Continue Reading »

NYT Report: Israel promised General al-Sisi US military aid would continue


The New York Times reported Western diplomats saying Israel & Egyptian defense ministers are maintaining constant communication even as blood flows in streets of Egypt.

According to sources, Israel doesn’t give any weight to the US threat to cut Egyptian aid.

By Yitzhak Benhorin

The White House was unprepared for what is happening in Egypt, The New York Times reported on Saturday, quoting diplomatic sources that said that Israel and Egyptian Defense Minister General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi have been in close contact. These same diplomats say that Israel assured Egypt it did not have to worry about the US threat to cut its enormous aid package to that country. Continue Reading »

Morsi supporters & Muslim Brotherhood torch Egyptian churches


Canadian MP Irwin Cotler reports how anti-Coptic violence is taking place throughout the country within “a general culture of impunity,”



Islamic supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi launched on Wednesday arson attacks against churches, resulting in the destruction of at least three buildings. Muslim Brotherhood supporters wreaked havoc on Coptic Christian businesses and property throughout the country.

ISLAMISTS TAKE cover as they battle riot police and soldiers in Cairo’s Rabaa Adawiya Square, Aug 14

ISLAMISTS TAKE cover as they battle riot police and soldiers in Cairo’s Rabaa Adawiya Square, Aug 14 – Photo: REUTERS

There may have been more than 20 incidents of burning of churches and attacks on Christian institutions, based on unconfirmed reports on Twitter from Coptic leaders and organizations who are closely following the outbreak of anti-Christian violence.

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