Muslim Brotherhood Calls for Intifada in EgyptJuly 8, 2013 14:54 by Alex Margolin
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Today’s Top Stories
1. The Muslim Brotherhood called for an intifada in Egypt after dozens of Morsi supporters were killed in protests.
The Freedom and Justice Party “calls on the great Egyptian people to rise up against those who want to steal their revolution with tanks and armored vehicles, even over the dead bodies of the people,” it said in a statement.
More on today’s violence at the Daily Telegraph.
2. Egyptian teen thrown off of a roof for throwing rocks at Muslim Brotherhood supporters is becoming the symbol of the Egyptian military coup and its aftermath.
Cellphone videos of the rooftop incident — though not showing Hamada’s fall — surfaced Saturday and quickly became the most talked-about footage of the political unrest in Egypt. Anti-Morsi demonstrators returned to Field Marshal Ahmed Ismail Street on Sunday chanting, “Down with the murderers of children!”
Teenage boys, including Hamada’s friends, sealed off the apartment building’s black iron gate while murmuring bystanders snapped pictures of the rooftop.
3. Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims the major accomplishment of his presidency was his Holocaust denial.
Israel and the Palestinians
• Soccer’s international governing body pushing Israel to ease travel restrictions on Palestinian players.
•Incitement against Israel continues on PA TV. Television show presents girl reading anti-Semitic poem. Watch the video from Palestinian Media Watch.
Rest o’ the Roundup
• F-16 jet crashed but two-man crew ejected and were evacuated to a hospital. It was the first time pilots had to eject since the air force began using the current model of F-16s in 1998.
• Israeli actress fools Yediot Aharonot into believing her act as Bedouin mother of 17 by day and stand-up comic by night.
• Salon magazine interviews Dani Dayan, a spokesman for the settlement movement. He argues that there will be no Palestinian state.
• Poll: 71% of Israelis think Benjamin Netanyahu’s apology to Turkey was unnecessary.
Following Netanyahu’s apology in March to Erdogan for any operational errors on the Mavi Marmara that might have led to a loss of life, Israel and Turkey launched talks for compensation to be paid to the families of the nine Turks killed on the boat trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza. Those talks have stalled, as has the normalization of relations that were expected to be capped by an exchange of ambassadors.