Israeli press takes stock after at least 300 are killed in clashes between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood in CairoBy Ilan Ben ZionSupporters 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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