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Egypt holds Black Bloc member over 'Israeli sabotage plan'
Israel rejects the notion of involvement in Black Bloc issue as Egypt arrests a member of the newly-rising group of carrying out an Israel-backed sabotage plan
AFP , Friday 1 Feb 2013
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A protester opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi gestures and flees from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes along Mohamed Mahmoud street near Tahrir Square in Cairo (Photo: Reuters)

Egyptian authorities on Thursday detained a member of the Black Bloc group suspected of planning to carry out an Israeli-directed sabotage plan, the official MENA news agency said.

One person "belonging to the Black Bloc organisation was arrested inside a building overlooking Tahrir Square carrying Israeli plans to target petrol companies and vital installations, maps of these places and instructions on setting fire to some places," MENA reported.

Israel firmly rejected the notion of its involvement in any such plot.

The state security prosecution is currently questioning the suspect who is accused of "belonging to an illegal organisation and planning to sabotage private and public property."

According to MENA, the suspect admitted to belonging to the Black Bloc, a group of masked protesters who have appeared among protesters in recent clashes with police.

The suspect was spotted by a security guard in a residential building off Tahrir Square and handed over to police, MENA said.

Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said he had no idea whether or not the Black Bloc member intended to carry out a plan of sabotage, but the claim of Israeli involvement was "utter nonsense."

The arrest comes on the eve of planned protests against President Mohamed Morsi as deadly unrest has swept the country.

 

 

 





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Jeffrey
05-02-2013 04:18pm
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Failure to face responsibility
Until Egypt takes responsibility for its problems without blaming everything on Israel it will fail to solve anything. The sad thing is that the Egyptian population is so brainwashed into believing this nonsense that they see it as credible and thus become participants in the failure to face up to problems. Thus the cycle of failure continues.
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Gary Katz
04-02-2013 07:25pm
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Middle Eastern governments need Israel
What would all these governments (Egypt, Syria, Iran) do without Israel? They'd have no scapegoat to blame for all their problems! I guess if there were no Israel, they'd blame the Jews. If there were no Jews, they'd blame the Christians. If there were no Christians, they'd blame aliens from Mars.
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Lucy parsons
02-02-2013 02:43am
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victory to the revolution
Hehe, and they expect people to believe this stuff
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Vendetta
01-02-2013 03:35pm
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Rubbish
Typical MB nonsense - anyone opposed to them must be: A zionist spy A violent thug or a Mubarak militarist. Maybe the next prosecution will be for all of the above!
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Worldview
01-02-2013 01:38pm
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Blame it on someone else philosopy
It worked once - but no more. The full world knows this style of the arab world to blame their own woes and misdoings on "external" enemy. You are your own worst enemy.
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