Egypt’s Morsi Dies During Trial
Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected leader, came to power following the 2011 popular revolution that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
He was removed from power in a 2013 military coup backed by US and Israel led by his defense minister, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who then replaced him as president.
In March 2018, a panel of British politicians and lawyers warned that Morsi’s prison conditions were poor and could lead to his early death.
The panel, which had been convened at the request of Morsi’s family, said he had been “receiving inadequate medical care, particularly inadequate management of his diabetes, and inadequate management of his liver disease”.
“The consequence of this inadequate care is likely to be rapid deterioration of his long-term conditions, which is likely to lead to premature death,” the panel said in a statement at the time.
From his previous role as head of military intelligence, al-Sisi is deeply familiar with the issue of Gaza’s tunnels. He declared war on them before Israel (the Egyptians say they have destroyed 1,630 tunnels), and the Egyptian army doesn’t make phone calls and doesn’t send warning missiles.*
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is recruiting Arab leaders to support the peace plan being laid down by the US administration, dubbed the “deal of the century”.
Previously, it was believed that Saudi’s Ben Salman to do the job, but Israel wanted El-Sisi for it.
Writing for Ynet News, Smadar Perry, said that what is clear about the “deal of the century” is “the extent of Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi’s involvement in the agreement.”
He noted that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman was initially believed to be recruiting supporters for the deal, but, according to Perry, Trump’s “excellent friend” Al-Sisi recently found himself in the driving seat.
Perry argued that the Israeli government believes that Al-Sisi “is a neighbor and a partner who watches over the Sinai Peninsula – where thousands of Israelis are spending their Passover holidays – along with Israel.”
Although he does not know the exact details of the deal, his role is clear; “to recruit the moderate Arab world into supporting Trump’s peace plan.
Egypt’s declared intention to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia against Egypt’s interest.