Daily Israel Report

Anti-Semitic Slurs by Morsi Protesters on the Temple Mount

Crowds of Muslim worshipers demonstrated on the Temple Mount against Egyptian leader el-Sisi, accusing him of treason and assisting "Jews."
By Kochava Rozenbaum
First Publish: 8/18/2013, 8:50 AM

Pro-Morsi rally on Temple Mount
Pro-Morsi rally on Temple Mount
Flash 90

Thousands of Muslims gathered on Friday on the Temple Mount following afternoon prayers to rally in support for Egypt's ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, and against the Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. 

"We sacrifice our souls and our blood for Islam," the masses cried. They continued to repeat their cry, "[Egypt] will be Islamic in spite of the secular." 

Another group chanted and accused Abdel Fattah el-Sisi guilty of treason and they questioned, "Are you a Jew or what?" 

The pro-Morsi Muslims carried banners that said, "Sisi: hypocrite, traitor, working for the Jews," as well as, "Murderer, agent, traitor, criminal, butcher."

There were others in the crowd who compared Sisi to Adolf Hitler. Under the pictures of Hitler was written: "I killed the Jews for my people and for my flock." Under the picture of el-Sisi was written: "I killed the children of my people and my flock for the Jews."

Videos documented the mass demonstration on the Temple Mount. 

Both sides in the Egyptian conflict have engaged in aggressive anti-Israel rhetoric, accusing their opponents of siding with, or being supported by, Israel.

On Saturday, Tamarod, the Egyptian movement which led the opposition to ousted President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood, called for the Egyptian government to cancel the country's treaty with Israel.

Egyptian media reported on Saturday that Tamarod, which amassed 15 million signatures to a petition demanding Morsi’s departure before the army ousted him in July, is now collecting signatures to a new initiative calling to cancel the peace treaty signed between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in 1979.

Tamarod’s latest initiative, according to the reports, comes in the wake of what they called the “unacceptable U.S. interference in Egypt’s political affairs.” The members of the group are demanding that the Israel-Egypt treaty be put to a referendum.

The opposition movement is arguing that the agreements with Israel prevent Egypt from deploying large-scale military forces to the Sinai Peninsula where Islamist terrorist groups opposed to the interim government have gained a foothold, and are launching deadly attacks against the Egyptian military and civilians, as well as sporadic attacks against Israel.