Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

14 November 2012

Egypt's Brotherhood Slams Israeli Attacks On Gaza

Explosions reported after Israeli military offers conditional halt to strikes during Hesham Qandil's solidarity meeting. ( Resource: Ceasefire Collapses as Egypt PM Visits Gaza

The Muslim Brotherhood has urged the Egyptian people to declare anger in response to the attacks of the "Zionist entity" on Gaza, in a statement on Wednesday.

They appealed to Egyptians of all factions to stage protests in solidarity with Palestinians following Friday prayers.

"Israel's aggression on Gaza expresses that the Zionist peace is nothing but a lie", Egypt's powerful Brotherhood said.

"What is happening in Gaza is an aggression on lives and property and a violation of international law", the Islamist group denounced the attacks in their statement.

"The Zionist entity flouted all resolutions and international norms and conventions," the Brotherhood added.

"The killing of dozens of our innocent Palestinian brothers is part of a link in a chain of oppression and a further attempt to impose itself on the ground", it said.

"If the leaders of the Zionist entity think that Arabs and Muslims are too occupied with domestic affairs and controversial issues for their pivotal cause, which is Palestine, they are delusional", the statement said.

The Islamic group urged all national political forces to discuss necessary measures to provide support to the Palestinian people. They suggested economic boycott, raising awareness of the Palestinian cause and endorsing the right of return.

They asked Arab and Muslim leaders to do their part through putting pressure to stop the bloodshed in Palestine, while also calling on the international community to assume its responsibility to protect the Palestinians.

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