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Egypt's Sisi: Those who challenge me, challenge God

The president said people had threatened him after he had decided to reclaim state-owned land

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said yesterday that a number of people have threatened him following his decision to reclaim state-owned land that had been illegally appropriated by private investors over the past few years.

Al-Sisi's remarks came in a speech that he gave in Damietta to mark the opening of a number of projects in the province.

He added that he will not allow anyone, no matter who they are, to acquire state-owned land, adding that illegal appropriation of state land is considered "theft".

Let whoever wants to challenge me regarding this issue challenge me. He will be challenging God, because I have no interest or enmity with anyone.

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