Tuesday, May 31, 2011

'Israel plans Mubarak's escape'

Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

Source: Press TV

Egyptian Minister of Justice Mohammad Abdul Aziz al-Jundi has said that Israel plans to pave the way for the former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to escape from the African country.

In an interview with the Egyptian newspaper al-Wafd, Jundi also accused Israel of making efforts to spark a civil war in the North African state, noting that Tel Aviv is seeking to destroy the Egyptian revolution.

Mubarak, who was toppled in February following weeks of anti-government protests, could face the death penalty if found guilty of killing anti-regime protesters during the revolution.

Former Egyptian president is currently in police custody in an Egyptian hospital. He has reportedly experienced several heart attacks during interrogation.

Mubarak ruled Egypt for 30 years under direct support of the United States and Israel.

The revolution has put in danger the relations between Cairo and Tel Aviv. The crippling Israeli blockade against the Gaza Strip and Egypt's 1979 peace treaty with Israel are the main concerns for Tel Aviv.

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