Muslim Brotherhood paid protesters at Israeli embassy, Egyptian official testifies (WORLD TRIBUNE) CAIRO, EGYPT 03/28/12)
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CAIRO ó Prosecutors have accused Muslim Brotherhood protesters of
receiving money to attack the Israeli embassy in Egypt in 2011.
The Supreme State Security Emergency Court has presided over the trial
of 76 Islamists accused of attacking the embassies of Israel and Saudi
Arabia last year.
Prosecutors have asserted that the protests in September
2011, in which two people were killed and hundreds injured, were
organized, and attackers received money to storm the Israeli and
Saudi diplomatic facilities.
On March 26, an Egyptian security officer, identified as Capt.
Mahmoud Hamada, testified to seeing a defendant pay demonstrators to
remain at the protests. Hamada also cited the storming of a security
force facility in Cairo in 2011, which included attackers wielding
The Sept. 9 attack on the Israeli embassy saw hundreds of protesters
breaking into the compound and rushing the embassy, located on the
18th floor of an office tower. Egyptian security forces, after high-
level consultations between Cairo, Israel and the United States,
facility and stopped the protesters from assaulting the remaining
Testimony by Hamada as well as another officer, Capt. Ashraf Abdul
Gawad, did not cite the source of the money to the protesters. The
defendants have been charged with assault, possession of dangerous
and damaging property. (Copyright © 2012 East West Services, Inc.
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