MIDEAST > Egypt's Mursi says Cairo 'will not leave Gaza on its own'

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Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi. Reuters photo

Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi. Reuters photo

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi denounced Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip as "a blatant aggression against humanity" and said Cairo "would not leave Gaza on its own", the state news agency MENA reported.
Mursi's made the comments in a speech following Friday prayers in a mosque in central Cairo, MENA said. His prime minister, Hisham Kandil, visited the Gaza Strip on Friday.
"Cairo will not leave Gaza on its own ... Egypt today is not the Egypt of yesterday, and Arabs today are not the Arabs of yesterday," Mursi added.


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Lior Uziel

11/18/2012 3:45:05 AM

Southern Israeli- the cycle restarts: first the missiles start, once a week, like a drop of water. Then the drip increases, with several a week, then once a day (usually at 8:00 when schools open), then several a day and casualties start, then we carry out an operation, trying to harm the Terrorists that shoot at us while the Arab world and other "political leaders" (e.g. Erdogan) slam us, then rockets fire stops as terrorists crashed. Then half a year of normal life. Then the missiles start...

Roger Harding

11/16/2012 9:40:15 PM

THESSALONIAN, So, the elected leader of Egypt has no right to speak out? He will lose parts of his country and foreign aid? Man, I did not realize the whole region has been turned into an Israeli run Police State. Where everyone must kneel down before Israel. No one except Isrealis has any rights or dignity. SUSTAINABLE? FOR HOW LONG?

Lior Uziel

11/16/2012 9:24:15 PM

Is it just strange to me that supporting Gaza so intensely and still they are closing the border to Gaza even though they have a shared border??? I am starting to think that they keep the borders closed to Gaza just because they like "anti-Israelis" (and there are some commenting in this site) blame Israel for Gaza being a "closed prison". It is not really important what the facts are for people filled with hate towards Israel...

Nikos T.

11/16/2012 7:46:44 PM

@Jim, Mursi got presidency by the law of the jungle. However, I did not say that. What I am saying is that new enlightened leaders of the brotherhood, should be very careful to what they say. They keep converting any disagreement in a religious issue. For them it's not Israelis and Palestinians. It's Jews and Muslims.


11/16/2012 6:26:20 PM

Mr. Morsi better be careful who he is threatening because he is about to lose Sinai along with US aid, to say the least. He has conveniently kept his mouth shut with regards to the massive slaughter in Syria. Therefore he should keep his mouth shot with regards to Israel's defence of its citizens from terrorist Hamas. He also better be prepared to supply Gazans with electricity should Hamas continue their terrorist acts against Israel. Time to take Gaza using ground offensive is near. Regards

Uri D.

11/16/2012 6:23:27 PM

Well, if he does not condemn the Hamas terrorists' war crimes of firing of hundreds of rockets over Israeli woman and children, his words do not bear any moral weight.


11/16/2012 5:16:27 PM

Nikos T.@ Law of the jungle? Israel could wipe him out of the face of earth.? do you really think so? I noticed you are supporting your new found friend Israel. But look at your other friend ( which You dont want anyone to know) is saying. "The Russian President said that he supports Cairo's efforts directed at normalising the situation,"

Roger Harding

11/16/2012 3:37:31 PM

NIKOS T, So everyone should shut up? As israel has dreadful weapons. Netanyahu & Lieberman can then bomb Gaza at will? When ever there is an election in Israel? There was an era when everyone did nothing. Hitler was all over Europe killing Jews at will. World stood up to Hitler & the gang eventually. World will stop Netanyahu and Lieberman as well. Sooner or later. However, I agree price might be very high for all parties involved. UN should have stopped Netanyahu long time ago.

Ed Frias Ed Frias

11/16/2012 3:34:42 PM

Egypt today is not the Egypt of yesterday, and Arabs today are not the Arabs of yesterday," Mursi added. Yes they are. The Arabs still believe Mossad sharks are killing tourists. The Arabs believe that Mossad vultures are spying on Arab countries and that 4000 Jews didn't show up at the World Trade Center.

US Observer

11/16/2012 3:12:06 PM

He better be careful with that type of talk. Failure to back it up would only serve to prove nothing has changed...all bark, no bite!
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