MK Sarsour (left)
MK Sarsour (left)Israel news photo: Flash 90

MK Ibrahim Sarsur (Raam-Taal) distributed an official press release this week in which he expresses his full identification with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. Sarsur was the head of the southern section of the Islamic Movement in Israel in the past.

"It is a great honor for me, greater than any other, to belong to the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood,” he wrote, “even if we are not a part of the organization because of the special situation in which we live as an Arab Muslim society inside the Green Line (i.e., the state of Israel – DH), which is part of the Palestinian nation and the Arab and Islamic ummah.”

The fact that he is not officially a part of the Muslim Brotherhood, he added, “does not prevent us from being a solid component in the emotional unity and the general spiritual and ideological plane, which the Muslim Brotherhood was the first to solidify in a way that has turned it into a leader in Islamic activity throughout the world, in the realm of ideas, in giving, in struggle, in organizational activity, in its vitality, in its being groundbreaking and revolutionary in all areas of civilian, cultural and political life.”

MK derided the military ouster of president Muhammad Morsi, who represented the Muslim Brotherhood, by Defense Minister Abd el-Fatah Sisi. He called Sisi a “leader of a gang” that strives “to bury the revolution and kill the hope in the nation's heart, and its members show no compunctions about the spilling of blood, the body parts and the skulls that they step on as they make their way to power.”

The Egyptian military, he charged, “has turned from a protector of Egypt's borders and national security, to a killer of the nation, a protector of corruption, a means for killing the democracy that had just been born, and to leading military coups while taking care to tighten relations with the enemies of the nation and the homeland, and the loyal coordination with them on all fronts, including the Palestine front.”

MK Sarsur did not clarify if he included the state of Israel among the “enemies of the nation” he accused Egypt of cooperating with.