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Buoyed by its new-found legal status under Egypt’s provisional military leadership, the Muslim Brotherhood wants the Supreme Council of the Egyptian armed forces to “break the siege which is suffocating the lives of the people of Gaza,” according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
The Brotherhood also is demanding that the “Arab peoples must take a decisive stand on this issue.”
In what appears to be a response to the Brotherhood’s appeal, Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Elaraby issued a warning to Israel against rushing into military operations in Gaza.
At the same time, he called on Palestinian groups not to give Israel any excuse to use violence, saying that Egypt condemned any violence against civilians.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s statement, which appeared on its “Ikhwanweb,” said that the revolutions sweeping the Middle East and North Africa reflect “the winds of change that have uprooted the Mubaraks and other U.S.-backed Arab regimes.”
The Brotherhood also is known as the Ikhwan in Arabic.
The statement went on to say that protesters will not be dissuaded from their “fundamental cause of Palestine and other Islamic and Christian sanctities,” explaining that it is time for the “Zionists to review their accounts, after the ouster of their dog, who saw him as the strategic ally and a treasure for Israel that promotes the latter’s policies, and supports their malicious scheme and strikes with its sword.”
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