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Egypt is united by animosity

Egypt's tough words for Israel are just rhetoric

By Rachel Aspden  

(photo: IDF)

At noon last Friday, worshippers and TV crews spilled out of every door of Cairo’s ancient al-Azhar mosque. Inside, Palestinian flags waved as Egyptian cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi, often described as the “spiritual leader” or “godfather” of the Muslim Brotherhood, condemned Israeli attacks on Gaza. “The people [of Gaza] do not deserve to be killed, why should they be killed? Israel is the liar that has been lying all through history,”…

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