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Egyptian Army Declares War on Protesters; 100 Dead

American democracy fails again in the Middle East. The Egyptian army killed approximately 100 pro-Morsi demonstrators, wounded nearly 2,000. Several victims were shot in the head.
Egyptian soldiers and police killed more than 100 pro-Morsi demonstrators and wounded thousnds others Friday night and Saturday

Egyptian soldiers and police killed more than 100 pro-Morsi demonstrators and wounded thousnds others Friday night and Saturday
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The worst violence since the anti-Mubarak uprising more than two years ago has left approximately 100 dead and 1,000-4,000 wounded after Friday’s and Saturday’s deadly military offensive against demonstrators.

The Health Ministry reported that 65 were killed, but non-governmental Arab sources put the death toll at 100 or higher.

The Obama administration refuses to call the military ouster of Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Morsi a “coup,” but the army’s shoot-to-kill off offensive on Saturday made it clear that it is in charge,

Egypt is sharply divided between pro-army and pro-Morsi supporters, with demonstrations on each side attracting hundreds of thousands  of people.

Each side blamed the other for the violence.

The Obama administration, which hastened the ouster of Hosni Mubarak and now has supported the removal of Morsi, is aghast at the violence.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Egypt’s leaders to “to respect the right of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression,” and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told army General Abdel Fattah al Sisi  to “take steps to prevent further bloodshed and loss of life.”

Some of the demonstrators were peaceful, other threw rocks at police and some were armed with revolvers.

The violence a Friday  evening, when approximately six people were killed, was mild compared with what ensued towards midnight, when pro-Morsi supporters marched from their stronghold  towards an area where police were stationed.

Police fired tear gas, the demonstrators retaliated with rocks, and  the violence quickly escalated, with police firing live ammunition throughout the night,

By Saturday morning, a field hospital was overcrowded, bodies were covered with white sheets. Many of the dead were shot in the head

Al Jazeera reported that the number of those wounded is more than 4,000.

The Muslim Brotherhood does not have the arsenal to fight the army, but the widespread murders by the army make a political solution to the violence less probable in the near future.

Even Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei, who was put into office by the military, said on Twitter, “I condemn excessive use of force and the casualties. I am working with all effort in every direction to end the confrontation through peaceful means.”

Evidence of the military’s intentions to muffle the Muslim Brotherhood were evident when helicopters dropped Egyptian flags on pro-Morsi supporters, who then chanted, “We do not want flags; we want Morsi.”

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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One Response to “Egyptian Army Declares War on Protesters; 100 Dead”

  1. Egypt gets my vote, Muslim Brotherhood and all other terrorist organizations need wiping out, they are largely made up of uneducated religious extremists, a nation cannot be governed by ignorant idiots as we have seen it leads to anarchy.

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