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‘Israel is not the enemy,’ says Egyptian secularist

Mohamed Zaki El-Sheimy, member of the culture committee at the Free Egyptians Party, said that “Israel is not the enemy”, and called for eliminating the Palestinian resistance group Hamas.

In an article published by the pro-regime website “Dot Misr“, Sheimy said: “Our foreign enemy now is not Israel, but rather the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Qatar and Turkey. Israel is not the enemy; at least it’s not the biggest threat to us… Hamas is the enemy… Any weakening of Hamas serves Egypt’s interests.”

The Free Egyptians Party, founded by Egyptian secular billionaire Naguib Sawiris, supported the army’s overthrow of freely elected president Mohamed Morsi last summer.

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