Egyptian Defense Minister: "We Will Cut the Hands of Those that Raise Weapons Against the State from Now On"

(Al-Masry Al-Youm-Egypt) Ola El-Saket - During a surprise visit by Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Sinai on Monday, he offered the tribal sheikhs LE1 billion from the armed forces budget to develop the peninsula. Youm7 and Al-Watan, as well as the state-run papers Rose al-Youssef and Al-Gomhurriya, all highlighted Sisi's statement: "We will cut the hands of those that raise weapons against the state from now on."

2012-08-22 00:00:00

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