Monday, January 10, 2011

Latest Arab rumor: "Alexandria church bomb had Israeli explosives"

Egyptian newspaper Al-Mesryoon has an exclusive report that tries to implicate Israel in the deadly Coptic church bombing.

According to the story, the explosive used in the church was ten times more powerful than TNT and it is used by some of the countries in the region, particularly including Israel. They claim that this is the same explosive used by Israel to blow up some cars that had Hamas members.

They deny that it was a suicide bomber, saying instead that it was a remotely controlled device, either through a timer or a mobile phone.

This report is spreading pretty quickly through the Arabic media.