Friday, July 21, 2006


Christians in Cairo join demos to support fellow Arabs

CAIRO -- As the Israeli armed forces continue to pound Lebanon, protests have sprung up in support of the besieged country. In Egypt demonstrations against Israel have been an almost daily occurrence since its first incursion into Gaza more than three weeks ago.

The general mood among protestors was that they wished to express support for their "Muslim brothers."

Christians, too, have protested on behalf of Lebanese victims while shying away from expressing outright support of Hizbullah. In fact, Christians at demonstrations said that it was important not to give the impression that their communities supported Hizbullah's attacks against Israel.

"It seems Israel is able to bring us together more effectively than we can do by ourselves," Magda said.

Full story from Middle East Times

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