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Senior Muslim Brotherhood cleric Dr. Salah Sultan has called to murder Israel's Ambassador to Egypt, Yitzchak Lebanon, Arutz Sheva's Dalit Halevy reports. Last week Sultan declared that all Israelis in Egypt should be murdered.

Sultan issued his ruling Friday at a conference titled, “The Road to Al-Quds [Jerusalem – ed.] Begins in Cairo.”

On the same day, a protester outside Israel's embassy in Cairo reportedly fired on the building. No injuries were reported and the story has not been confirmed by other sources.

While most protesters outside the embassy were apparently upset by the deaths of Egyptian soldiers in crossfire between the IDF and terrorists the week before, Sultan suggested other reasons to hate Israel. He accused the Israeli embassy of a secret plot to corrupt Egyptian youth with drugs, by sneaking heroin into the country in diplomatic mail.

Sultan has promoted conspiracy theories in the past, and among other things has claimed that the United States government was behind the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and that Jews use the blood of Christians to prepare matzah for Passover.

In addition to his role with the Muslim Brotherhood, Sultan teaches Islamic Law (Sharia) at Cairo University, and heads the Al-Quds and Palestine Committee of the World Federation of Muslim Clerics.