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  2/9/2011, Adar 5, 5771

Protests Spreading to Bahrain, Saudi Arabia


Reshet Bet radio is reporting that the protests that erupted in Egypt and Tunisia are spreading to other Arab countries. In Bahrain, a demonstration is being organized for Monday of next week. The organizers used the Internet to call for the resignation of Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa who has been Prime Minister since 1971. In Saudi Arabia, a group of young Saudis called for political and social reforms. Their Facebook group now has 2,000 supporters.
 
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi warned the opposition in his country not to try to protest because it could destabilize Libya. Gaddafi accused the Israeli Mossad of being behind the events in Egypt. He has been the head of the government of Libya since 1969.