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Israeli Arabs rally against Morsi death sentence

AFP , Saturday 23 May 2015
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Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi greets people in court during his trial on the outskirts of Cairo, May 16, 2015 (Photo: Bassem El-Zoghby)
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Thousands of Arabs marched in northern Israel on Saturday to protest against the death sentence issued in Egypt against ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Organisers said 5,000 people took part in the demonstration led by Sheikh Raed Salah, a firebrand preacher who heads the Islamist Movement's radical northern wing.

They marched through the Galilee village of Kufr Kana, bearing signs that read "Cut the rope of penalty" and chanting "We won't rest till the murderer Sisi is executed".

Morsi, who hails from the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was ousted in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule.

The Islamist, whose rule lasted just one year, was among more than 100 defendants sentenced to death on May 16 for their role in a mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising.

*This story was edited by Ahram Online.

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