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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.
Adly Mansour, Chief Justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court, was sworn in as the new president of Egypt. Authorities have reportedly issued some 300 arrest warrants for Muslim Brotherhood leaders. President Obama ordered a review of US aid to Egypt following Morsi's ouster. Four alleged Hamas members who were purportedly planning a terror attack were arrested in a Cairo suburb. The army continued to target smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza. A security officer was critically injured after being shot at by unidentified gunmen in the Sinai. Israeli officials expressed concern that jihadists may try to use the unstability in Egypt to carry out an attack against Israel.