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Security forces intervene people during the funeral ceremony for the victims of the explosion at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Abbasiya district, at Church of the Virgin Mary in Nasr City neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt on 12 December, 2016 [Ahmed Gamil/Anadolu Agency]
Security forces intervene people during the funeral ceremony for the victims of the explosion at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Abbasiya district, at Church of the Virgin Mary in Nasr City neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt on 12 December, 2016 [Ahmed Gamil/Anadolu Agency]

During Al-Sisi’s latest visit to the US he had a shameful meeting with Netanyahu, during which he flashed a wide smile that was plastered on the media for everyone to mock. He also made his disgraceful speech at the UN General Assembly in which he said: “I tell the Palestinian people it’s extremely important to overcome the differences and not to lose opportunities and to be ready to accept co-existence with the other, with Israelis in safety and security.”

He didn’t make this statement by mistake nor was it a slip of the tongue. It was a thought in his subconscious mind and he just expressed his innermost thoughts. His most important concern is the Israeli citizen, and to hell with the Palestinians. They are not important to him. His greatest obsession is the safety and security of Israel, as it enabled him to stage his coup and seize power in Egypt.

This was confirmed by one of his companions on this auspicious trip, MP Emad Gad. Gad is a supporter of Al-Sisi; he is a representative of the Coptic Church and one of the leaders of the destruction front that called for the events on 30 June that overthrew the legitimate President Mohamed Morsi. In an interview with Al-Watan newspaper, Gad said:

There is no need to attack Israel. We must admit that Israel played an important role in supporting the Egyptian people’s revolution of 30 June. The delegations sent by Benjamin Netanyahu put great pressure on members of Congress to adopt our vision of the events in Egypt!

This was a serious and dangerous admission made without any pressure from anyone. It was said with pride, especially since he had just returned from the US after having met with the Jewish organisations there. This meeting was a bomb that shook the 30 June camp, as it is an explicit admission that the 30 June events were a purely Israeli creation.

I have repeatedly said that the July 2013 coup, Al-Sisi’s coup, wouldn’t have succeeded or been internationally promoted and recognised if it wasn’t planned by Israel. All Al-Sisi had to do was execute the plan after being funded by the land of the Zionist conspiracies known as the UAE. This country is just a branch of Israel located in the Arab region, aiming at tearing up the Arab states and causing unrest in order to destabilise the region’s security. It is the spearhead behind the counter-revolutions in all of the Arab Spring countries that witnessed popular revolutions overthrowing the heads of the dictatorships in the region, starting with Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia, followed by Mubarak in Egypt, Saleh in Yemen and finally Gaddafi in Libya. He was almost followed by the killer Bashar Al-Assad in Syria if it weren’t for Iran and Russia who prevented his overthrow and if it weren’t for the counter-revolutions being planned in dark rooms in Israel.


They claim that the June 30 events were a popular revolution to overthrow the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood and the rule of President Mohamed Morsi. We say it was nothing more than an evening of intelligence plotting to enable the army to return to the rule of Egypt under a civilian cover, exploiting this popular presence and civil elites to cover this up. The people debated over the truth behind the June 30 events and the people became divided. Ali Haggar, an Egyptian singer, sang the words: “You are a nation, and we are another; you have a god and we have another.”

Even members of the same family were divided and fragmented on a tragic level, causing great cracks in the innate human relations, breaking the walls of family. It reached the point where fathers were turning on their sons and sons were turning on their brothers, not to mention neighbours and colleagues turning against each other. It is like we were back in the 1960’s during Abdel Nasser’s rule and Salah Nasr’s intelligence agencies, when people were spying even on their closest relatives and loved ones.

Read: Al-Sisi claims that his coup ‘ended fascism’ in Egypt

This fascist government is back once again, as if it had been revived with the oxygen of the June 30 events. The pro-coup, or corrupt media, as I like to call it, urged all the citizens to act as informants and immediately turn in anyone from their family, neighbours, or workplace that they are suspicious of. This is the judicial problem they created that allows them to arrest anyone they have doubts about. Of course the result of such a retaliatory environment  that has spread in the country is throwing innocent people into prison due to false information or rivalry or enmity amongst individuals. The easiest way to get rid of someone you hate is to file a complaint against them accusing them of terrorism. The situation reached the point of an elderly former police general, who was recently appointed to National Council to Combat Terrorism, General Fouad Allam, urging parents to turn in their children if they notice them having religious tendencies.

There have been many other instances and cases similar to this; too many to count. My point is to show how the social fabric has been torn apart in the Egyptian society. This is one of the most dangerous things to occur as a result of the alleged revolution of June 30. It will take many years to repair and heal the wound caused by these events, as well as restore the unity of the people.

The views expressed in this article belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Middle East Monitor.

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