Cairo Holds Massive Anti-Israel Rally

Thousands of Egyptian Protesters have gathered in front of the Israeli embassy in the capital Cairo demanding an end to ties with Israel.

The demonstration originated from the nearby Cairo University.

The protesters demanded that the Egyptian government abruptly sever all ties with Israel. They called for a freeze on all gas exports to Tel Aviv.

They have threatened to continue protest rallies if the current government does not move to cut off ties with the Israeli regime.

The new development is the latest in a series of major protest rallies that led to the downfall of the decades-long ruler Hosni Mubarak.

Under the US-backed Mubarak regime, Egypt helped impose a total blockade on the impoverished Gaza strip after the democratically elected Hamas government took control of the territory in 2007. The crippling blockade on the territory has triggered a humanitarian crisis.

A major Egyptian political party, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), has recently demanded that the country’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces takes immediate measures in breaking the siege of Gaza.

Egypt’s political parties say the Gaza blockade serves American and Israeli objectives in the region and threatens regional stability and independence.

Meanwhile, Israeli officials have been repeatedly threatening to launch a fresh major offensive against Gaza.

They boast that the next Gaza onslaught could be even more destructive than the previous one at the turn of 2009, which killed over 1,400 Palestinians, most of them civilians, including many women and children.

(Press TV)

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