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  7/21/2011, Tammuz 19, 5771

Egyptian General: Israel Plotting Against Suez Canal


Retired Egyptian general Samach Sif Alizal said Thursday that Israel is planning to carry out a plan soon to disrupt and harm shipping in the Suez Canal in order to establish a rail line to bring freight to its neighbors and harm Egypt's income from the waterway.

Speaking at news conference during a gathering about Egypt's post-revolutionary future, Alizal said attempts by Egyptians to disrupt the canal over domestic issues would play into Israel's hands.