The Nile turns blood-red

Israeli press takes stock after at least 300 are killed in clashes between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood in CairoBy Ilan Ben ZionMideast-Egypt_Horo3-e1376496004682-635x357Supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi carry an injured protester at a sit-in camp in Cairo on August 14, 2013. (photo credit: Mohammed Asad/AP)Large-scale slaughter in Egypt makes front page news in Israel as clashes between pro-Morsi protesters and the police leave an estimated 300 dead. Yedioth Ahronoth and Israel Hayom say Egypt is in a state of emergency following the clashes, and the latter sports the headline “Blood on the Nile” on its front page. Haaretz and Maariv contend that after revolution and counter-revolution, Egypt is now descending into civil war between Islamists and the military.

Israel Hayom reports that the 17-year-old daughter of Mohammed al-Balgati, head of the Muslim Brotherhood, was killed in the skirmish that aimed to clear out pro-Morsi protest encampments in central Cairo. Enraged at the military, he employed an expression that ignited the Egyptian imagination and raised eyebrows in Israel: “Even the Zionists didn’t do in Gaza in 2008 what [the military] did here!”

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