Egypt: Protesters Blame Israel For Sinai Attack, Demand Morsi Government End Diplomatic Ties Immediately
By Rachel Hirshfeld, INN – “Dozens of protesters demonstrated outside the residence of Israel’s ambassador to Egypt in Cairo on Monday night, demanding that the government cease all diplomatic relations with the Jewish state in light of Sunday’s attack along the border between Israel, Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
While the perpetrators remain unknown, Egypt has blamed Israel for the attack, which killed 17 Egyptian soldiers and injured seven.
‘It’s definitely Israel who is behind it; we demand the termination of any political relations with Israel,’ said Ahmed El-Toni, one of the protesters, who referred to himself as an ‘independent activist,’ Ahram Online reported.
He also criticized Egyptian President Mohamad Morsi for not yet taking action against the assumed culprits.
Last August, thousands of Egyptians protested outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo demanding the dismissal of the Israeli ambassador after five Egyptian soldiers were killed near the border in Sinai.
In September, dozens of protesters raided one of the embassy’s offices in Cairo, throwing documents into the air, while a man climbed to the top of building to remove the Israeli flag, as supporters cheered him on from the ground.
The man was later celebrated as a national hero and referred to as ‘Flag Man.’” Read more.
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