Egypt's Youm7 reports that an Egyptian former foreign minister and ambassador and current presidential candidate has blamed the deadly riots yesterday on Israel.
Abdallah al-Ashaal said that the Zionists were behind the rioting Copts. According to him, Israel is attempting to destroy Egypt from the inside by instigating these disturbances. He claims that at the urging of the Mossad, the Copts are inviting Americans and Zionists into Egypt to protect them and through that to burn and destroy the country.
He suggests that the police need to be more brutal to stop such acts.
(The death toll has reached 36.)