An Egyptian MP called for revoking his country’s “shameful” peace deal with Israel and accused Israelis of “sucking the blood of the children.”
“We will never be cured unless we abolish that shameful agreement,” Nashwa Al-Dib said in a TV debate last month, according to a translation Monday from the Middle East Media Research Institute.
“We have been demanding this for a long time now. All the Egyptians and all the Arabs oppose the Zionist entity,” she added.
Al-Dib said Egyptian children must be raised to know “our number one enemy is the Zionist entity.”
“Our schoolbooks should go back to referring to it as the ‘Zionist entity,’ and not as the ‘Hebrew state,’ and so on and so forth,” she said.
“They must use these terms in order to teach our children that this entity is a plunderer of the land, the honor, the holy places, and the resources, and that they have been sucking the blood of the children.”
She also accused Israel of “killing our martyrs, our children, our youth, and our mothers for many years.”
Another guest on the show, Farida Shoubash, said that, like the Crusaders, Israel will eventually disappear from the Middle East.
“Israel is destined to perdition. I can see it as clear as day,” she said.
“We are 300 million Arabs. Can’t we handle 15 million Jews?” she added, referring to the estimated worldwide Jewish population.
Since they established diplomatic relations in 1978 after years of hostility and a series of wars, ties between Israel and Egypt have historically been civil but frosty.
In recent years the two countries have enjoyed closer intelligence and security ties over their shared enmity toward Islamist terror groups and other common regional concerns.
Publicly, however, relations have remained complicated, and Israel is deeply unpopular with the Egyptian citizenry.