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At least 51 people were killed as the army opened fire on pro-Morsi supporters in Cairo. Hamas condemned the incident, and the presidency planned to form a judicial committee to investigate it. The Muslim Brotherhood issued a statement urging the "Egyptian people to rise up against those who want to steal their revolution." Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo were shut down after weapons and other items were discovered inside. A soldier was killed by a sniper thought to belong to a jihadist group in the Sinai; another was stabbed by a jihadist. Authorities claimed to have arrested 14 jihadists in the Sinai. Terrorists affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood from Gaza, likely Hamas members, are reportedly entering the Sinai to fight the army. European oil companies have begun to remove staff due to ongoing unrest in the country.
A security officer was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the Sinai. Authorities are reportedly preparing to launch a major operation in the Sinai "to clean it up from terrorist and criminal cells." Eleven militants were arrested following an attack on a checkpoint near el Arish. Unidentified assailants attacked a gas pipeline between Jordan and Egypt. Hamas called on Egypt to reopen the Rafah crossing, which has been closed due to ongoing instability in the Sinai. Israel's counterterrorism bureau reissued a warning for Israelis to immediately leave the Sinai. Deliberations between secular and Islamist parties continue over who will become the new prime minister. Gamaa Al-Islamiya demanded the resignation of newly appointed President Mansour.
Jihadists continued to launch attacks against security posts in the Sinai. Prominent Sunni cleric Yusuf al Qaradawi issued a fatwa calling on Muslims to support ousted former president Mohammed Morsi. Gunmen shot dead a Coptic priest in the Sinai. Egypt's president backed away from named Mohammed el Baradei as prime minister.
A post on the Muslim Brotherhood's website claimed that Egypt's new interim president Adli Mansour is secretly Jewish. At least 17 people were killed in clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and opponents. Jihadists attacked a number of security posts in the Sinai. The army denied that a curfew had been instituted for two Sinai towns. The head of the Muslim Brotherhood called on supporters to stay in the streets until Mohammed Morsi 'returns.' The army denied that it was arresting people for political purposes. Jihadists raised the black al Qaeda flag at the Arish governorate building. At least five security officers were killed in separate incidents in the town of el Arish.