World Bulletin / News Desk
An Egyptian court on Wednesday said it lacked jurisdiction to rule on a lawsuit demanding that Egypt sever diplomatic ties with Israel and ban all Egyptian activities in the country, according to judicial sources.
Hamed Seddiq, a lawyer who initially filed the lawsuit, told Anadolu Agency earlier that the suit called for banning all Israeli activities in Egypt, shutting down the Israeli embassy and offices in Cairo, and designating Israel a "terrorist state."
Seddiq went on to slam Israel as "the real terrorists," accusing the self-proclaimed Jewish state of "killing Palestinians and Arabs for refusing to recognize it."
Despite a 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, the latter is still seen in an overwhelmingly negative light by broad swathes of the Egyptian public.
This is due largely to Israel's heavy-handed treatment of Palestinians and its ongoing occupation of Palestinian land.Last Mod: 16 Nisan 2014, 15:41