After concluding the Friday prayer at a mosque in Cairo, Morsi warned Israel of the consequences of its strikes in Gaza. According to the al- Shorouk newspaper, Morsi tweeted on his Twitter page: "We have the power to uproot the aggressiveness just like it uprooted exploitation.
"I don't want to take unusual steps," Morsi added, "but if I see that the homeland is in danger, I won't hesitate."
Morsi said earlier that "Gaza will not remain alone as it was," adding that the aggressors "know they will pay a heavy price is they continue their aggression."
He further said that the post-Mubarak Egypt was completely different and that all Egyptians were determined to stop the offensive on the Gaza Strip.
According to Morsi, "The blood spilled over there will not get the other side peace and will serve as a curse on them. It will incite all the people of the region against them."
Morsi added that the Egyptian prime minister's visit to Gaza stressed the message stressed by revolutionary Egypt and will "stop this brutal aggressiveness."
He also said that "the Egyptians throughout their history were not an aggressive people, but they are capable of stopping any attack."
The Egyptian president also said that "Egypt doesn't want to fight and constantly calls for peace, but real peace is not just for one side at the expense of another side, so that one side enjoys the good life while the others suffer from attacks and ongoing killing."
The al-Ahram newspaper's website reported that the audience chanted slogans against Jews while Morsi spoke.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Egyptian President Morsi Openly Threatens Israel with War
That was a great move by Obama forcing Mubarak out. Morsi sounds like he is whipping up war fever against Israel and decidedly not trying to calm things down: