24 hours of violent clashes left at least 300 dead and 2000 injured
More than 100 people are reported to have died in the crackdown
At Least 278 People Killed Across Egypt
Hundreds Dead as Upheaval Grips Egypt
[Update on figures below]
As EOZ notes:
Last November, Israel and Gaza terror groups fought Pillar of Defense. Israel dropped hundreds of bombs on Gaza and the news coverage was non-stop, as was the vitriol against Israel for supposed wanton killings and disregard for civilian lives.
The one day with the most Arab casualties in Pillar of Defense was November 18. Guess how many were killed by Israel's fearsome war machine on that day?
Either the Egyptian security forces' bullets are far more deadly than Israel's bombs and missiles - or Israel was extraordinarily careful in who they targeted and how.
In fact, in one day, Egypt has killed more Arabs than Israel did since January 2012 - including Pillar of Defense!
Reflect on that when you recall the media fury directed against Israel and the "crimes" charged against Israel.
No one really knows how many pro-Mursi protestors were killed on Wednesday – the government says about 270, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has been saying more than 2,000. My assumption is that both parties are lying.
1. Supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi torched three churches in central Egypt on Wednesday in reprisal attacks as police dispersed demonstrations in Cairo, reports said. The assailants threw firebombs at Mar Gergiss church in Sohag, a city with a large community of Coptic Christians who comprise up to 10 percent of Egypt's 84 million people, causing it to burn down, the official MENA news agency said.