‘To succeed, Egyptians Must Stay in the Streets’

Short VideoWith three killed and more than 1,000 injured in street clashes with police near the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, the Egyptian government has promised to keep embassies in the country safe. But journalist Mohamed Abdelfattah believes it will be hard.­“I hope they can deliver on their pledge. But we have to understand why hundreds of thousands of angry Egyptians gathered last night outside the embassy. There is a lot of anger at what Israel did recently. They basically crossed the border from Israel into Egypt, killed a number of Egyptian soldiers, promised an investigation and nothing has yet been delivered,” he explained.

Demonstrators in front of the Israeli Embassy were demanding that the Egyptian government expel the Israeli ambassador from Egypt. This is not the first time Israeli troops have killed people or soldiers in the border area. 

“The Egyptian government has not responded to the will of demonstrators. They have not been serious enough to respond,” added Abdelfattah.
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