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Muslim Brotherhood's 'Mohamed a-Durrah'

12-year-old boy killed in – or nearby – pro-Morsi protest in Cairo compared by Brotherhood to Palestinian child killed at outset of Intifada. Regime, Brotherhood clash over version of events

Roi Kais
Published: 11.09.13, 17:11 / Israel News

Mohamed al-Durrah, the Egyptian take: As ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi faces an ongoing trial, several protests were staged throughout Egypt by Muslim Brotherhood supporters, calling for Morsi's return to office and demanding that state drop the charges brought against him.


But newspaper headlines from the protests seem to have little to do with Morsi, focusing rather on an Egyptian woman – who the Muslim Brotherhood claims suffered abuse at the hands of Egyptian security services – and a little boy – whose death is now the subject of a quandary between the Brotherhood and the regime.


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Alongside several of those wounded in said protests, a 12-year-old boy was allegedly killed in the Giza province near Cairo. Al-Jazeera aired footage of the boy's father crying and holding his deceased boy's body.



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Video in question: Father holds dead boy's body

The Brotherhood wasted no time and its Libery and Justice party released a statement comparing the footage to the famous footage allegedly documenting the death of the Palestinian child Mohamed al-Durrah in September 2000, at the outset of the Al-Aqsa Intifada.


In its condemning statement, the Brotherhood said the "military coup brigades" were responsible for the boy's death as well as for the violence plaguing pro-Morsi demonstrations


"The sight of the boy from Giza ought to shake every human conscience in Egypt and the world and remind them of the photograph of Mohamed al-Durrah murdered by the brutal Zionist entity," the statment said. 


They thanked "the millions who took to the streets," and contrary to a Health Ministry report, claimed four people were killed in the protests.


However, a media outlet affiliated with the interim regime said it was reported that nine Brotherhood supporters were involved in the boy's death. The suspects, it was claimed, have already been arrested.


According to the same report, the boy was walking with his mother outside the demonstration when he was shot in the head and killed by the Brotherhood.



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