Archive for August 20th, 2013

Hamas supporters rally against Sisi in Jerusalem

August 16, 2013

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Hundreds of Hamas supporters rallied on Friday at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound in protest against Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the army chief who ousted Egypt’s Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Some 600 people affiliated with the Palestinian Islamist movement that rules the Gaza Strip held the demonstration after Friday prayers, an AFP correspondent said.

They also conducted a special prayer for the hundreds of Morsi supporters killed on Wednesday when security forces dispersed Cairo protest camps set up by Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood supporters.

The demonstrators, who held posters commemorating the dead, called Sisi an “American collaborator” who served Israel and chanted that Morsi was still Egypt’s president.

Some compared Sisi to Hitler, who they said “killed Jews for his people,” while the Egyptian army chief “killed his people for the Jews”.

Other Islamist movements also took part in the demonstration, with Israeli police not intervening.

A large rally in support of Morsi was being planned by the northern faction of the Israeli Islamic Movement for Saturday afternoon.

Source: The Daily Star.

Link: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2013/Aug-16/227561-hamas-supporters-rally-against-sisi-in-jerusalem.ashx.

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Thousands rally for Morsi in Nazareth

17/08/2013

NAZARETH, Israel (AFP) — Thousands of Palestinian supporters of the Islamic Movement in Israel demonstrated on Saturday in support of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, an AFP correspondent said.

Around 4,000 people led by firebrand preacher Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement, took part in the protest in the northern city of Nazareth, the correspondent said.

The demonstrators marched holding Egyptian flags as well as pictures of Morsi and chanting against Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who led the overthrow of Morsi, claiming he was “taking orders from the US.”

A police spokeswoman said the demonstration passed without event.

Pro-Morsi rallies took place on Friday in Jerusalem’s Old City and in the West Bank city of Hebron, attended mostly by supporters of Hamas.

Some of the participants in the Friday rallies accused Sisi of collaborating with Israel, where officials have refrained from commenting on the events in Egypt.

Source: Ma’an News Agency.

Link: http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=621680.

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