Tag Archive for Mohammed Morsi

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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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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Former Egyptian President Morsi to stand trial for conspiring with Hamas & Hezbollah


Egyptian prosecutor says ousted Islamist president Morsi committed acts of violence & terrorism with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

Morsi is also being charged with conspiracy in “terrorist plan” with Hamas Palestinians from Gaza and with Lebanese terror groups.

Prosecutor says charges could result in execution.


CAIRO – Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered former President Mohamed Morsi and 35 other Islamists to stand trial on charges including conspiring with foreign groups to commit terrorist acts in Egypt and divulging military secrets to a foreign state.

Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi – Photo: REUTERS

The charges leveled against Morsi and other top Muslim Brotherhood members on Wednesday could result in their execution.

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2.5 Months later: Egyptian court outlaws Muslim Brotherhood


2 1/2 months after Morsi was deposed, Egypt’s High Court orders gov’t to seize funds & administer the frozen assets in toughest crackdown on Islamist movement in decades.

By Reuters


An Egyptian court on Monday banned the Muslim Brotherhood from carrying out any activities in the country and ordered the seizure of the group’s funds, widening a campaign to debilitate the Islamist movement of deposed President Mohammed Morsi.

Muslim Brotherhood

Pro-Morsi demonstrators chant slogans at Nasr City in Cairo, July 28, 2013. – Photo: AP

“The court bans the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood organization and its non-governmental organization and all the activities that it participates in and any organization derived from it,” said the presiding judge Mohammed al-Sayed. Continue Reading »

Fatah, Abbas Would Like Egypt To Overthrow Hamas



As the Egyptian army continues to demolish houses and smuggling tunnels, Fatah leaders in the West Bank are hoping that they will soon be able to return to the Gaza Strip.

An Egyptian army watchtower at Rafah, along the Gaza Strip border with Egypt. – Photo: Marius Arnesen

At one time, Fatah leaders had hopes that Israel would overthrow Hamas through military force. Continue Reading »

Egyptian helicopter-gunship kills & wounds dozens of Islamic militants in Sinai strike

The Egyptian official said the 2 Air Force  gunships fired 13 rockets after surprising 2 different Islamic militant gatherings near the Gaza border.

An Egyptian security official says helicopters have rocketed militant hideouts in the northern Sinai Peninsula, killing and wounding dozens. 

Egyptian Army soldiers patrol in Sinai.

Egyptian Army soldiers patrol in an armored vehicle backed by a helicopter gunship during a sweep through villages in in Sheikh Zuweyid, northern Sinai, Egypt in May. – Photo: AP

The official said the two helicopter gunships fired 13 rockets after surprising militant gatherings on Tuesday in two locations, al-Muqataa and Touma, south of the town of Sheikh Zuweyid near the border with Gaza. Continue Reading »

Egypt’s post-Morsi gov’t limits Palestinian visitors from Gaza

Recent restrictions on Palestinians are ‘not a punishment’ for Hamas  says Egyptian official, but limiting foreigners during escalated fighting against Sinai militants.

By Reuters


Egypt has sharply cut the number of Palestinians allowed to enter from the Gaza Strip since its military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last month, Gaza’s Hamas leaders said on Monday.

Palestinian youths take a nap as they wait with other passengers to cross into Egypt at Rafah border

Palestinian youths take a nap as they wait with other passengers to cross into Egypt at Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip. August 12, 2013. – Photo: Reuters

An Egyptian official said the curbs were “not a punishment” for Hamas’s Islamist leanings but an effort to reduce civilian traffic as Egypt has stepped up military operations against Islamist militants in the Sinai region bordering Gaza. Continue Reading »

Cold breeze from Cairo is sending Hamas for cover


1000’s of Palestinian workers in already wounded Gaza have been laid off because Egypt has closed the border & sealed most smuggling tunnels while some of the 10’s of thousands of Palestinians living in Egypt are already keeping a low profile for fear of being targeted in an anti-Hamas backlash.

The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff


The coup in Egypt has cost Gaza’s Hamas its most important foreign ally, while more and more ordinary Palestinians are getting caught up in the growing animosity between Egypt’s new government and Gaza’s Islamic militant rulers.

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Abbas in Cairo in sign of support for Egypt’s post-Morsi interim gov’t


Palestinian president meets Egypt’s acting president while Egyptian authorities investigate Hamas’ roll in 2011 prison break that freed Mohammed Morsi, left 14 inmates dead & was the catalyst for the chaos that toppled Hosni Mubarak.



Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has met with Egypt‘s interim President Adly Mansour in Cairo in a show of support for the government that took over after Mohammed Morsi‘s ouster.

Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour, meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, July 29.

Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at Cairo’s Presidential Palace. – Photo: AP


The visit on Monday comes as Egyptian authorities are investigating the role of Abbas’ rival Palestinian group Hamas in a 2011 prison break that freed Morsi and several other members of the Muslim Brotherhood who had been detained under the previous regime. Continue Reading »

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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Egyptian soldiers kill dozens of Hamas terrorists

Egypt turns to Israel for green light to expand its counter-terrorism war in Sinai

By:  Israel Today Staff


The Egyptian army’s new offensive against terror organizations operating in the Sinai Peninsula is well under way, and one of the groups paying a heavy price is Hamas.

Egyptian army soldiers stand guard on the border with Egypt in Rafah

Egyptian army soldiers stand guard on the border with Egypt in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 5, 2013. – Photo:AP


Many expected Hamas to suffer as a result of the recent ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood, which is the parent organization of Hamas.

Over the past several days, Egyptian military officials told Arab media that some 200 gunmen had been killed during battles in Sinai, including at least 32 members of Hamas. Continue Reading »

Egyptian soldiers kills dozens of Hamas terrorists in Sinai

Hamas officials renounce involvement in activities in Sinai yet, scores captured & killed by Egyptian army.

By and Reuters


Egyptian security forces have killed dozens of armed men and arrested hundreds more as part of a crackdown on extremist cells operating in the Sinai Peninsula, pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat reported on Thursday.

Egyptian army soldiers stand guard on the border with Egypt in Rafah

Egyptian army soldiers stand guard on the border with Egypt in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 5, 2013. – Photo:AP

At least 32 Hamas fighters that entered Sinai through underground smuggling tunnels and joined the cells were among those arrested, according to the report.

Tensions flared between the Egyptian army and Hamas about a year ago, when armed men ambushed an Egyptian military base in Sinai, killing 16 officers. Continue Reading »

Muslim Brotherhood Kidnap Two Egyptian Soldiers After ‘Massacre’

Abducted soldiers were coerced to making pro-Morsi statements on a loudspeaker even as one was being badly beaten.

By Gil Ronen


Armed supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi kidnapped two Egyptian soldiers in the Ain Shams area of Cairo, an Al Arabiya correspondent reported Monday.

Morsi supporters gather outside a Republican Guard building in Cairo – Reuters


An army official, cited by state news agency MENA, confirmed the news, adding that the soldiers were pushed into a vehicle and forced to make pro-Morsi and anti-military statements on a loudspeaker.

Identifying the two as Samir Abdallah Ali and Azzam Hazem Ali, the military spokesman added that one soldier was “severely beaten” even as he was making the pro-Morsi statements. Continue Reading »

IDF on Sinai border: Security coordination with Egypt remains uninterrupted

Despite political upheaval in Egypt, it continues to be in the interest of both sides to fight terror cells, says IDF liaison officer; ‘Egyptians are doing good work.’

By Gili Cohen 

Security coordination with Egypt remains in good shape despite the political turmoil in Cairo, Israeli officers serving in the border area say.

Egyptian soldiers on Sinai border.

Egyptian soldiers stand guard on at the border between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip, July 5, 2013. – Photo: Reuters

According to the rules of engagement, if the Israel Defense Forces spots armed men approaching the border, the preference is to let the Egyptians take action.

“In most cases the Egyptians are doing good work,” said a liaison officer. Continue Reading »

Morsi: Sometimes bizarre, always entertaining, & all too often, not the brightest in the room.

With the coup d’etat ending Mohammed Morsi as President of Egypt, the world is losing one of the more entertaining state leaders.

By David Lev


With the removal of Mohammed Morsi as President of Egypt, the Middle East – and the world – is losing one of the more entertaining world leaders. With ruminations on everything from spaghetti to Planet of the Apes, Morsi had a unique way of portraying a situation in an entertaining manner – if you weren’t a resident of Egypt, that is.

Mohammed Morsi - Photo: AFP

Mohammed Morsi – Photo: AFP

One of the main complaints among Egyptians against Morsi was his mishandling of the country’s energy needs. Continue Reading »