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Hundreds march in Cairo to demand an end to diplomatic ties with Israel

Hundreds of protesters are heading to the ministry of foreign affairs in the downtown of the capital to protest of the vicious Israeli assaults on Gaza

Salma Shukrallah, Randa Ali, Wednesday 14 Nov 2012
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Egyptians chant slogans against latest Israel airstrikes in Gaza during a protest in Cairo (Photo: AP)
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Hundreds of angry protesters march on Wednesday evening from Talaat Harb Square in downtown Cairo heading towards the ministry of foreign affairs near Tahrir Square to condemn the ongoing brutal attacks on the Gaza Strip by the Israeli forces.

Protesters chanted “Gaza Gaza, You’re the pride,“ “Arab states are cowardly,” “Palestinian blood is our blood,” as they carried Palestinian flags.

Protesters are demanding Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Israel and close down the Israeli embassy in Cairo.

A number of Egyptian political forces including the National Front for Justice and Democracy and Hamdeen Sabbahi's Popular Current have called for the protest.

Nasserists, the Revolutionary Socialists and other Palestine solidarity activists took part in the spirited rally.

On Wednesday night, president Mohamed Morsi recalled Egypt’s envoy in Israel following the Israeli attack that killed at least seven Palestinians, including Hamas leading figure Ahmed Al-Jaabari.

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