A senior Egyptian analyst revealed that the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, as well as a mysterious group of masked young men called the Black Bloc who present themselves as defenders of the opposition to President Mohammad Mursi’s rule and Dubai Police Chief Dahi Khalfan have played the major roles in fomenting the recent unrests in Egypt.
“The so-called Black Bloc group, Mossad and also the team of Dahi Khalfan, the police chief of Dubai, play the influential roles in creating chaos and unrests in Cairo,” Ebrahim al-Darawi, the director of Cairo’s Palestine Studies Center, told FNA on Wednesday.
He said that the newly-formed Black Bloc group persuades the Egyptian youth to stir chaos and embark on acts of sabotage by promising them better job opportunities.
Darawi referred to the UAE’s opposition to Egypt’s ruling system, and said, “Dubai Police Chief Dahi Khalfan’s team plays a major and influential role in supporting the plots hatched to create chaos and unrest in Cairo.”
He warned that the advocates of chaos in Egypt will stage street wars in the country in the future to topple President Mursi’s government and empower the remnants of the former regime.
Violence which erupted in Egypt last Thursday has so far claimed an estimated 60 lives. Thousands of protestors openly defied a curfew on Monday night as troops were deployed across Ismailia, Port Said and Suez – three cities put under emergency rule for 30 days.
The unrest, which had also gripped Cairo and Alexandria, appeared to wane on Tuesday, although near Cairo’s Tahrir Square some youths again hurled stones while police fired tear gas. Street cleaners swept away remains of burnt tires and other debris.
Army Chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is both head of the Egypt’s military and its defense minister, said that “continuation of the conflict” could lead to the “collapse of the state and threaten future generations.”
He added that one goal of the troop deployments was to protect the Suez Canal that is vital for Egypt’s economy and world trade.
“The continuation of this situation, without a solution from all parties, leads to serious consequences affecting the stability of the country,” el-Sissi said, adding that “the Egyptian army will remain the consistent and solid pillar of the state.”
The US-trained general made his remarks while addressing military academy cadets. His remarks were published on the armed forces’ social network site.