Egypt's Upper House asks to cut diplomatic relations with Israel

However, the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood stated that more effective methods should be adopted as the condemnations against the "Zionists' hostility" were "inadequate.”

Egypt's Upper House asks to cut diplomatic relations with Israel

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Egyptian Shura Council demanded on Tuesday that diplomatic relations with Israel to be broken off.

During a meeting of the council which focused on Israeli violations against Al Aqsa Mosque, members of the council demanded cutting off bilateral relations with Israel by sending the Israeli ambassador out of the country and recalling the Egyptian Ambassador in Tel Aviv.

Calling on Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to put pressure on Israel, the council criticized Israeli practices, and urged that Egypt should cut off its economic and political relations with Israel, and recall its Ambassador in Tel Aviv Atif Sayed al-Ahl.

Speaker of the Shura Council Ahmad Fahmy said that the council had no right to demand to recall the ambassador, adding that they would convey the deputies' demands to the government, though.

Besides, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Essam al-Erian stated that more effective methods should be adopted because the condemnations against the "Zionists' hostility" were "inadequate.”

There are two separate parliaments in Egypt as the People's Assembly and the Shura Council. The 270-membered Shura Council, with a tenure of 6 years, has no power of legislation. 

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