Egypt’s peace accord with Israel is “a mark of shame upon the Egyptian people” and must be amended, a media adviser for Egypt’s Freedom and Justice Party, the political movement of Muslim Brotherhood, said Thursday.
Ahmed Subei told Al-Alam Iranian TV that Egypt should reexamine “everything to do with… sovereignty over its land,” and claimed that increased instances of hepatitis, cancer and kidney infections in his country were are all results of the Camp David accords.
Subei made the comments in an August 22 broadcast, and his comments were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute. He also voiced support for the liberation of Palestine and for Palestinian “resistance.”
The accords were the basis for the 1979 Israel-Egypt peace agreement and Israel’s subsequent withdraw from the Sinai Peninsula.
“This agreement has been a heavy burden upon the Egyptian people, undermining Egypt’s sovereignty. It has even undermined projects for the development of the Sinai. Therefore, it is an unjust and unfair agreement, which has isolated Egypt from its Arab and Islamic environs, and from the pan-Arab effort to liberate the land of Palestine, and to support Palestinian resistance,” Subei said.
Subei connected the peace agreement and Israel with “endemic diseases” in Egypt. “In addition, carcinogenic pesticides were imported from the Zionist entity, and Egyptian agriculture was made available to the Zionist entity. This led to the destruction of various sectors in Egypt.
“Egypt now suffers from endemic diseases, such as various types of cancer, hepatitis, and kidney infections. All these and other diseases are the result of the carcinogenic pesticides, which were brought here along with that agreement.”
Said Subei: “Indeed, this is an unjust agreement that requires the reexamination of everything to do with Egypt’s sovereignty over its land.”
Subei has worked as managing editor of the Muslim Brotherhood’s official news website, and served as the Freedom and Justice Party’s media consultant when the Muslim Brotherhood was selecting Mohammed Morsi, who went on to win the elections, as its presidential candidate.