By NNVONews.Com International Correspondent,
Contradicting the western media reports the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, which is in power in Gaza for over last five years and Iranian backed Hezbollah on Monday squarely held Israel responsible for the killing of 16 Egyptian soldiers in an attack on border outpost on Sunday.
In a statement Muslim Brotherhood declared on Monday that “Forces both within and outside Egypt have been exerting efforts to abort [Egypt's] people’s revolution because of the threat it poses to certain entrenched interests.”
It directly blamed the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, for the Sunday’s unprovoked attack on Egyptian soldiers.
According to Al-Ahram the Brotherhood stressed that attempts to thwart Egypt’s revolution and subsequent democratic transition had “escalated after the people successfully elected a new President and a new government was successfully drawn up.”
The Brotherhood went on to assert that “several groups” had been plotting to hinder Egypt’s progress by “instigating problems and inciting unrest with the aim of halting President Mohamed Morsi’s project for national revival.”
The statement added that the “Zionist media” had been quick to blame groups based in Gaza for the “terrorist attack that killed dozens of our brothers, Egyptian soldiers, in a criminal act by commandeering vehicles in an attempt to cross to the Zionist border.”
The Brotherhood went on to allege that Sunday’s act was aimed at creating “serious problems” for Egypt on its sovereign borders, on top of the many domestic problems the country is already facing. Such counter-revolutionary activities, the group added, aim to portray Egypt’s new government as a failure, derail Morsi’s project for national revival, and incite conflict between Egypt’s new political managers and the people and between the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority and the people of Gaza.
“This crime can be attributed to the Mossad, which has sought to abort Egypt’s revolution since it first began,” the statement.
It pointed out that Israel had warned its citizens to leave Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula only days before Sunday’s attack.
The statement also referred to the Camp David peace agreement with Israel, which prohibits Egypt from making military deployments in central and eastern Sinai, and stressed the need for modifying the agreement’s terms.
The statement concluded by calling on the Egyptian people to oppose any incitement to internal strife or violence and stand beside Egypt’s president and government. The group also expressed its deepest condolences to the families of those killed in Sunday’s attack.
Meanwhile, Israel dismissed the Brotherhood’s assertions that the Mossad had played a role in the incident.
“Even the one who makes this accusation…does not believe the nonsense he is uttering,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor was quoted as saying.
On the other hand Hassan Nasrallah, head of Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah, and Ismail Heniya, head of Gaza-based Palestinian resistance faction Hamas, both made similar allegations on Israel.
“Israel is responsible, one way or another, for this attack, which aimed at embarrassing Egypt’s leadership and creating new problems at the border in order to derail ongoing efforts to end [Israel's] longstanding siege of the Gaza Strip,” Heniya declared.
Nasrallah said that, while details of the attack “remain unclear,” Israel nevertheless represented the incident’s “primary beneficiary.”
Israeli news agencies, meanwhile, attributed the attack to militants belonging to an “unknown global jihadist group.”
Incidentally, within hours of the Sunday evening attack––just at the time of Iftar––the western media was quick to blame the Islamist groups for the act. Some of them even held the Salafists responsible for it.
Israel is already fishing in the troubled water of Syria. There are reports of plan to strike Iran. If the Egyptian allegation is true than the Sunday’s attack on its soldier may give a new twist to the Middle-East politics.