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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Military source: No negotiation with Salafi protesters blocking Sinai road

Military source: No negotiation with Salafi protesters blocking Sinai road
Al-Masry Al-Youm Sun, 24/02/2013 - 19:00
http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/military-source-no-negotiation-salafi-protesters-blocking-sinai-road

Security agencies will not negotiate with Salafi protesters who have blocked
the Bir Lahfan-Arish Road to demand the release of those accused in the 2004
Taba bombings, a North Sinai military source said.

The source said 100 people, whom he called jihadis, were blocking the road,
but added that the matter is in the hands of the president and judiciary,
which six months ago agreed to hold retrials for the accused.

“If we agree to release them, they will demand their acquittal,” the source
said.

The bombings took place on 7 October 2004, one day after Egypt marks the
anniversary of its successful crossing of the Suez Canal in the 1973 war
against Israel. The Taba bombings killed 38 people, including 18 Egyptians
and 12 Israelis.

Disorder has spread in Sinai since a popular uprising ousted autocrat Hosni
Mubarak last year. In August, Islamist militants killed 16 guards at the
Egypt-Israel border.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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