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Riots in Cairo this week Photo: AP
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Official: Mossad behind Egypt riots

Following clashes in Cairo between Christian Copts and Muslims, chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee in Egypt's People's Assembly says Israel 'wants to undermine security and stability in country'

Roee Nahmias
Published: 11.26.10, 11:10 / Israel News

Who's responsible for this week's riots in Egypt, which left one man killed and dozens injured? Chairman of the Egypt People's Assembly' Foreign Affairs Committee Dr. Dr Mostafa El Feki on Thursday accused the Israeli Mossad of being behind the recent clashes between Christian Copts and Muslims.

 

Recently there have been a number of incidents between the Copts and the Muslims, which forced the involvement of Egyptian security forces.

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One man was killed and dozens were injured on Wednesday in clashes between the Copts and security forces in the Giza area of Cairo after he local governor revoked a construction permit for a building adjacent to the church which was meant to serve the community's needs.

 

At a conference in Ain Shams University El Feki said, "It is very clear that Western fingers are disrupting our nation's capabilities and taking advantage of the election period to carry out their plans, to agitate the security and stability in Egypt.

 

"It is almost certain that the Mossad is involved in these events. The State is dealing with dangerous events that could not have succeeded without external intervention with Israel at its head."

 

Christian Copts make up ten percent of Egypt's population of 79 million. They claim that the Egyptian regime discriminates against them and harasses them over their religious beliefs. They are protesting the fact that unlike the Muslims, they must request permission to construct any community buildings, whereas the Muslims are allowed to build freely.

 

 

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