Egypt: Protests continue slamming Israel’s aggression
Protesters in Al-Azhar mosque slammed the Arab and Muslim silence towards recent events, calling for the de-normalizing of relations with the Israeli entity. Security forces prevented demonstrators from taking their protests on to the streets and surrounded the mosque.
In Fayoum, dozens of members of opposition parties organized a protest in front of the Nasir mosque. They issued a statement demanding that Arab and Islamic governments protect Islamic holy sites, while calling for the next Arab summit to annul the Normalisation,initiative, a plan proposed by Arab heads of state in 2002 to achieve a comprehensive peace settlement between Arab states, the Palestinians and Israel.
In the governorates of Fayoum, Beni Suef and Assuit the Muslim Brotherhood movement organized mass demonstrations where protesters chanted anti-Israeli slogans criticizing the ruling regimes passiveness. Some members of the MB parliamentary bloc participated including Hamdi Zahran. Hundreds of residents of Minya amassed in front of the Umar Ibn el-Khattab mosque, demanding a united Arab position against the vandalism of the Islamic holy sites.
Approximately 31 demonstrators were arrested during the protests which were held after Friday prayers. Sources revealed that, some People’s Assembly members from the Muslim Brotherhood were among those arrested.