According to Israel’s national security advisor Yaakov Amidror, Egypt’s military coup led by General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi against the legitimate President Mohammed Morsi has thwarted the rise of Islamic movements throughout the region.
Israel’s Haaretz newspaper reported that during the government’s session on Monday, Amidror told his fellow officials that: “The Egyptian army generals have succeeded in thwarting the Islamic wave, sending a message to Islamic movements in other countries in the region.” Amidror also suggested that the developments in Egypt have greatly weakened Hamas, the Islamic resistance movement in Gaza.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed in August that he is in possession of documents that prove Israel was involved in planning for and supporting the coup in Egypt. Erdogan strongly denounced the Gulf States’ generous financial support to the new Egyptian dictatorship, as well as the West’s shameful stance towards the massacres in Egypt.
During a meeting of the Justice and Development Party, the Turkish Prime Minister quoted Israel’s Minister of Justice, who had remarked before Egypt’s presidential elections that “even if the Muslim Brotherhood wins the elections in Egypt, they will not be the victors because Egyptian democracy is not based on the polls.”