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Muslim Brotherhood MP Mohamed Beltagy, who was on Gaza-bound flotilla, recounts snatching of Navy soldiers. Egyptian newspapers not pleased with bragging, says it 'helps Israel'
A storm has been kicked up in Egyptian media after experiences on the flotilla are recounted. The version of events on the Gaza-bound flotilla as heard by an Egyptian member of parliament have evoked the ire of a number of state-run media outlets in the country because, they claim, the stories help Israeli PR efforts.
On Tuesday of last week, he was interviewed on the "10 at Night" program on the Egyptian channel Dream. During the interview, he said that the flotilla participants overtook three Israeli commandos and snatched their weapons from them. This admission of employing force against IDF soldiers has evoked a media storm among Egyptian columnists, who claim this was a "public relations gift to Israel."
The parliament member said that he and those with him took over the commando's weapon and denied that he and those with him were civilians who had not committed violent acts.
Neither did Kamal spare the Turks of criticism: "Turkey does not want the best for the Palestinians, but is interested in using the Palestinian card for the sake of its own objectives. The most important of them is to be the intermediary between the West and the East, which would grant it the ability to join the European Union."
Originally posted by bommer09
Honestly I don't doubt they used force against the IDF.
But then again when you have soldiers boarding your ship and killing 9 of your crew mates I think it is acceptable to use force and take their weapons so they don't do any more killing.
Sounds like common sense to me
Originally posted by hippomchippo
Too many conflicting stories and either way I really don't think a execution style shot to the head is for grabbing someones gun.
Originally posted by purplemonkey
Smells like israeli propaganda.
Originally posted by Eliad
reply to post by LarryLove
As for newspapers I know "Haaretz" is far left wing. The rest are sort of neither left nor right.. They'd publish both left wing and right wing opinions, and they usually just report, without having a political agenda...
As for TV news- We don't have a news channel, and the TV news on the three major channels are mostly the same..
We don't have channels like FOX and CNN, that have a certain agenda, and are paid by certain people...
Is that what you were asking?