Egyptian Protesters Call for Severing Israel Ties

(AFP) Dozens of protesters gathered in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo on Wednesday demanding Egypt sever ties with and end gas exports to the Jewish state. They chanted: "The people demand the cancellation of normalization" and "the gas must stop." One of the protesters, blogger Hossam el-Hamalawy, said the demonstration came in response to recent remarks by Israeli President Shimon Peres. "Peres issued a statement recently calling on Egyptian youth to normalize (with Israel), and this is the Egyptian youth's response," he said. Hamalawy also said the protesters were heartened by the sabotage of the natural gas pipeline.

2011-04-28 00:00:00

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