Global human rights organization Amnesty International organized a protest in Berlin on Wednesday to coincide with President Mohamed Morsy's visit to Germany, according to German news agency DPA.
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The Sinai-based Jihadist group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis released Thursday a video on Youtube in which five rockets, with the name of the group were fired from Sinai towards the Israeli settlement Netzarim.
The video read: “to support our people in Gaza.”
Ansar Bay al-Maqdis group, which claimed responsibility for the terrorist onslaughts against the Egyptian army personnel in Sinai last year, seems to direct its attacks this time towards Israel.
During the past five days, Gaza has been under Israeli airstrike that killed over 120 and injured hundreds of civilians in Gaza while so far, no Israelis have been killed.
It is the deadliest violence since November 2012, with a growing number of rockets fired at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed for more military operations while Israel has also authorized the call-up of 40,000 reservist troops, and threatened a ground operation.
At least 90 students have been expelled from Cairo University throughout the past academic year for their alleged implication in acts of on-campus violence.
The expelled students, reported to be 94 by state-run Al-Ahram, can appeal their expulsion within the university’s disciplinary committee as well as in court, said Cairo University Chairman Gaber Nassar.
Nassar told the Daily News Egypt that most of the expelled students have been referred to the prosecution on charges ranging from vandalism to torching and attacking institutions and people within the university.
Students Against the Coup (SAC), a student movement which was founded at the start of the past academic year to protest the military ouster of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi last July, has been organising pro-Morsi protests throughout the year. Protests often devolve into clashes with security forces, sometimes leaving behind injuries and deaths.
A SAC member within Cairo University who preferred to remain anonymous denied that any of the expelled students have been implicated in on-campus violence.
“Student activism within Cairo University has always been peaceful,” the SAC member said, describing the accusations levelled against the expelled students as “false”. He claimed that the expulsion decisions have been taken without investigating into the incidents which triggered the expulsions.
The SAC member said that only 28 students have received official expulsion letters from their faculties. “The rest, almost 90 students, were verbally told they have been expelled and their test results were withheld accordingly,” he said, adding that only some of the expelled students are SAC members, while the rest have nothing to do with the student movement.
The Association for the Freedom of Thought and Expression’s (AFTE) Student Observatory reported two weeks ago that 370 students have been expelled from 10 public universities last year. The observatory is an independent group that monitors the political climate on university campuses.
According to observatory figures, 257 students were expelled from Al-Azhar University alone. The observatory only reported six expulsions at Cairo University.
At least 16 students have been killed during on-campus violence throughout the past academic year, including 6 in Cairo University, according to the observatory.
The Supreme Council of Universities signed in February a protocol with the Ministry of Interior to secure university campuses. The protocol authorised security forces to be present outside universities and only interfere on campuses with the permission of university chairmen.
On 24 February, the Cairo Urgent Matters Court restored an earlier decision appointing security personnel from the Ministry of Interior to secure university campuses.
Until 2010, the Ministry of Interior was responsible for providing Homeland Security personnel to secure universities. The Supreme Administrative Court banned this decision, establishing “administrative” university security. The decision came into effect after the January 2011 uprising.
Alors que rivalités et violences religieuses font rage à travers le Moyen-Orient, des communautés chrétiennes juives et musulmanes ont décidé de se réunir ensemble au Caire pour rompre le jeûne. Un reportage de Meriem Amellal.
En Égypte, des chrétiens, des musulmans et des juifs se sont retrouvés dans une synagogue du centre du Caire pour briser ensemble le jeûne du ramadan. Un geste œcuménique fort. L’image d’un imam priant dans un lieu saint juif a de quoi marquer en ces temps d’intolérance religieuse à travers la planète. L’idée, évidemment, est de faire oublier les différences communautaires pour rappeler que les Égyptiens sont tous les enfants d’une même patrie.
"Nous, les musulmans, les chrétiens, les juifs, les baha’i, les sunnites, les chiites, sommes tous les enfants d’un seul pays", explique Magda Haroun, la présidente de la communauté juive d’Égypte. "Cette initiative arrive à un moment où le Moyen Orient est divisé sur fond de querelles raciales, sectaires et religieuses. L’Égypte envoie un message fort en montrant que ces divisions ne fonctionneront pas sur cette terre et à l’intérieur de ce temple juif", confie, sûr de lui, un imam interrogé par FRANCE 24.
L'Egypte a affirmé vendredi avoir déployé des efforts pour stopper la violence à Gaza mais s'être heurtée à "l'entêtement" des protagonistes, appelant la communauté internationale à mettre fin au conflit ayant fait au moins 100 morts en quatre jours dans l'enclave palestinienne.