Sep 18 2011
Militants from the Muslim Brotherhood were among the rioters who stormed Israel’s embassy in Cairo last weekend, according to Egyptian security officials. No surprise.
KLEIN ONLINE –The security officials, from the intelligence apparatus of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, said the embassy attack was orchestrated. The officials said Egypt quietly warned their Israeli counterparts last week about a possible plot against Israel’s Cairo embassy.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called the attacks in effect an assault on “the axis of peace” with Egypt, saying those who tore down the flag outside the building “oppose peace.”
Netanyahu went on to praise what he called the moderate elements in Egypt who, he said, were interested in advancing and maintaining peaceful relations with Israel. READ MORE: KLEIN ONLINE
Egypt rewards violence at Israeli Embassy, paves way for more.
HUDSON NY A few days before the mob stormed the embassy, the Egyptian authorities honored a young man for climbing more than 20 floors to remove the Israeli flag from the offices of the Israeli embassy. According to a report in Egypt’s Al Masry Al Youm newspaper, Sharqiya Governor Azazy Ali Azazy, honored the man who climbed the building that houses the embassy and tore down the Israeli flag.
Ahmed al-Shahat, 23, affectionately nicknamed “Flagman,” was awarded a flat and a job for his “courageous” deed. “I wish I were in his place to enjoy that honor,” the governor said, referring to the young man.
By honoring al-Shahat, who is being hailed as a hero in his country, the Egyptian authorities paved the way for the mob attack on the embassy, which, by miracle, did not end in the lynching of the Israelis inside the embassy offices. The Egyptian authorities are being hypocritical when they say that they plan to prosecute those responsible for the assault on the embassy.
By rewarding the young man with a flat and a job, the government in Cairo sent a message that not only does it condone the attack, but actually regards it as a heroic act that deserves a precious award.