The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Policeman strikes against guarding Israeli embassy

I don't have a link for this (Update: Here is the story on the MB website), but thought it was worth posting -- it's telling of the anger at the regime for its support of Israel these days:
An Egyptian policeman has been referred to a military court because he refused to guard the Israeli embassy in Cairo .

Major general Adel Al Helali, a senior aid of the Interior Minister and Giza security manager, ordered policeman Mohamed Khalaf Hassan Ibrahim who is serving in the force guarding the Israeli embassy in Anas Bin Malek st. in Giza to appear before a military prosecution to investigate with him over the incident of a sit-in and hunger strike that he staged in protest at transferring him from Bab Sharq police station, Alexandria, to Giza security department, in the force entrusted with guarding the building of the Israeli embassy .

The policeman filed several complaints to the presidency, calling for returning him back to his work in Alexandria because he refuses to guard the headquarters of the Israeli embassy in Cairo due to the crimes Israel is committing in the Middle East , in addition being unable to afford the expenses of traveling and living away from his family .

The military prosecution jailed him for 15 days pending trial, and was sent to Um Al-Misriyeen hospital to receive treatment and artificial feeding after he insisted on maintaining the hunger strike till his demands are met .
The regime is rather trigger happy on military tribunals these days...