Reports say Israel has sent Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak crowd dispersal weapons to be used against thousands of protesters who took to the streets against his 30-year rule.
The International Network for Rights and Development said that three Israeli planes landed at Cairo’s Mina International Airport on Saturday, carrying equipment for use in dispersing and suppressing large crowds, a Press TV correspondent reported.
According to the report, Egyptian security forces received the cargo on three Israeli planes, which were allegedly carrying an abundant supply of internationally proscribed gas to disperse crowds.
Egyptians have taken to the streets across the country for eight days running, demanding the ouster of Mubarak after 30 years of rule.
The uprising has prompted Mubarak to appoint his first-ever vice president and a new prime minister in a desperate attempt to retain power.
But his response has, so far, failed to placate the demonstrators, who have vowed to remain on the streets until he resigns.
So far, at least 150 people have been killed and thousands more injured during the protests.