No casualties reported in Eid El-Fitr amid minor pro-Morsi protests

Ahram Online, Tuesday 29 Jul 2014

Health minister denies reports of casualties or injuries from clashes in pro-Morsi protests

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File photo of pro-Morsi protest (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egypt’s health minister said Tuesday that the ministry’s crisis management department had no reports of casualties or injures during the first two days of Eid El-Fitr, Al Ahram's Arabic news website reported.

Adel El-Adawy’s announcement came amid unverified reports Monday that three people were killed in clashes that broke out during protests by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in the Nile Delta city of Qalioubiya.

The Muslim Brotherhood-led National Allaince to Support Legitimacy (NASL) had called for protests during Eid El-Fitr, to make it "martyrs' feast," in "loyalty to them and to the cause they died for."

Morsi supporters have been protesting against his ouster since over a year now, with their demonstrations often ending violently in clashes with security forces or local residents. Their numbers, however, have over the time fizzled amid a security crackdown.

El-Adawy also said that Palestinians who were treated in Egyptian hospitals totaled 110, after more than three weeks of Israeli attacks on Palestinians that left more than 1,000 people – mostly civilians – killed and thousands injured.

Egypt has intermittently open the Rafah crossing border, the only non-Israeli crossing to Gaza strip, to wounded Palestinians to receive treatment and to send aid.

El-Adawi added that nine of the Palestinians treated in Egyptian hospitals succumbed to their wounds.

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