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EGYPT: Nearly 200 arrested, more than 350 injured in protest at Israeli Embassy

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Egyptian authorities have arrested and referred to military prosecutors at least 186 people for alleged acts of sabotage, rioting and destruction of public facilities in connection with a protest outside the Israeli Embassy near Cairo late Sunday, a military official told state television Monday.

Clashes between security forces and protesters left at least 353 injured, a deputy health minister said. Many of the injured were treated by emergency medical personnel at the scene and never hospitalized, he said.

Six of the injured remained hospitalized Monday, one in critical condition, he said.

The injuries came after Egyptian riot police fired tear gas and live ammunition as several hundred protesters gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in the Cairo suburb of Giza late Sunday.

A health ministry official initially told Egyptian state television that only about two dozen protesters were injured, not including the large number treated at the scene. 

The protest followed calls on Facebook for a march on Israel on Sunday in solidarity with Palestinians marking Nakba Day, the anniversary of the displacement of Palestinians with the founding of Israel in 1948.

Demonstrators apparently attempted to remove security barricades outside the embassy, prompting police to fire tear gas and gunshots into the air to disperse the crowd, a military official told state television. Most of those injured suffered tear-gas inhalation.

The incident came a day after a group of mostly Coptic Christian protesters was attacked near downtown Cairo as Egyptian police looked on.

Egypt’s military government vowed last week to tighten security after violence between Copts and Muslims left 15 dead and scores injured in the Imbaba neighborhood.

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Photo: Egyptian riot police fire tear gas during clashes with protesters in front of the Israeli Embassy outside Cairo, May 16, 2011. Credit: Khaled Desouki / AFP/Getty Images

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THIS IS NOT SECTARIAN VIOLENCE AS PER EGYPT'S BIAS MEDIA REPORTS, BUT UNPROVOKED “ONE – WAY” ATTACKS BY EXTREMISTS ON EGYPT’S CHRISTIANS.


1 January 2011 - New Year's eve - Alexandria Coptic Orthodox Church Bombing - 21 Christians killed and at least 79 injured.

11 January 2011 A muslim extremist policeman in a train in Samalout station in Minya province opened fire on 6 christian passengers - 1 Christian killed and at least 5 injured.

5 March 2011 A church was demolished by muslim extremists in Sole, Egypt & christian villages attacked & looted - 6 Christians killed and scores of civilians injured.

9 March 2011 - Egyptian army massacred Copts protesting for equality - 13 Copts and 150 injured.. Muslim etremists threw fire balls at the monastry from the top of the hills & torched 8 christian homes, 20 coptic garbage recycling factories & 30 garbage collection vehicles.

20 March 20 2011- A group of Muslim extremists attacked Ayman Anwar Mitri, a 45 year old Christian Coptic man in the Upper Egyptian town of Qena, cutting off his ear. The muslim extremists claimed they were applying Sharia law because Mr. Mitri allegedly he had an affair with a muslim woman. They also made a 10cm cut at the back of his neck, cut his other ear, his face and his arm. Mr. Mitri said they wanted to throw him off the fifth floor. The muslim extremists called the police and told them “We have applied the law of Allah, now come and apply your law,” according to Mr. Mitri in an interview for the Egyptian Human Rights Organization.

On April 18 violence broke out in the southern Egyptian town of Abu Qurqas El Balad, in Minya Governorate, 260 KM south of Cairo. One Christian Copt was killed, an old woman was thrown out of her second floor balcony and ten Copts were hospitalized. Coptic homes, shops, businesses, fields and livestock were plundered and torched.

On May 7, 2011, Over 12 christians were killed and more than 200 injured in attacks on Churches in Imbaba, Cairo, by muslim extremists.

30 Coptic women have been abducted since Jan 25 Revolution 2011 and never returned to their families....


NOW SERIOUSLY, WESTERN MEDIA......IS, THIS NOT “ONE – WAY” ATTACKS BY EXTREMISTS ON EGYPT’S CHRISTIANS. WELL, IT OBVIOUSLY IS NOT SECTARIAN VIOLENCE, IS IT???

“BEWARE EVERYONE”, THE SUPREME MOTIVE OF THE POLITICAL MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IS TO SEIZE POWER OF EGYPT AND TURN IT TO A RELIGIOUS STATE WITH SHARIA LAW IN FORCE.

VERY SIMPLY, THESE ATTACKS ON EGYPT’S CHRISTIANS HAVE NOW BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL MATTER, BECAUSE THE EGYPTIAN AUTHORITIES HAVE NEVER PROTECTED OR PUNISHED MUSLIM EXTREMISTS FOR THEIR CRIMES. UNJUSTLY, AMERICA AND ISRAEL ARE ALWAYS BLAMED FOR THE CRIMES COMMITTED BY EXTREMISTS IN EGYPT…

THE OLD REGIME OF MUBARAK, WHO HAVE CREATED AND BREEDED 30 YEARS OF RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM IN EGYPT ARE STILL IN POWER!!!

EGYPT’S MUSLIM’S MUST UNITE WITH CHRISTIANS AS ONE HAND (“SHOULDER TO SHOULDER”) IN PROTECTING EGYPT FROM FURTHER DESTRUCTION OF EGYPT BY EXTREMISTS!!! ACTION WILL SURELY SPEAK MORE THAN WORDS……..

great people, those Muslims!!!


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