Thousands of Egyptians gathered at Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo as well as public squares in a number of governorates across Egypt, together with members and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Aqsa Trustees movement, following the Friday prayers, to condemn the Zionist storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the latest Israeli raids on Syria.
At Azhar, the demonstration was led by Dr. Mohamed El-Beltagy, a member of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP)’s National Committee, who reaffirmed that: "The issue of Jerusalem and the Cause of Palestine will remain at the heart the nation as a whole, all Arabs and all Muslims.
"Israel took advantage of our preoccupation with the Egyptian revolution, and escalated its irresponsible and apprehensible crimes against our Muslim brothers and sisters in Palestine and Syria. As Muslims, we will stay as one, generation after generation, and our goal will remain the liberation of Jerusalem."
Beltagy added, "We must mobilize all resources to remember the real enemy and the seriousness of the situation, so we’ll be ready to confront the injustice and the monstrosity."
From demonstrations in the provinces of Egypt, Samir Amer, an official of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee, repeated that the Zionist aggression against the Palestinian people and Al-Aqsa Mosque seeks to complete the Judaizing Jerusalem project, which began years ago, substituting Palestinians for Zionists by building new settlements on their occupied lands.
Amer stressed the need for the Arab League to take a critical position toward Israeli assaults against Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Palestinian people, and the Syrian territories, adding that all Arab countries must close ranks and condemn the latest unjustified Israeli attacks.