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The Interior Minister announced the arrest of three members of an al Qaeda-linked cell that was said to be planning a suicide attack on a Western embassy in Egypt. At least one member of the cell had traveled to Iran and Pakistan for military training. Privately Egyptian officials said the target was the US embassy. Authorities seized fuel being smuggled to the Gaza Strip as well as two Palestinian smugglers.
The Muslim Brotherhood organized a demonstration in Cairo against Israel. During the protest, demonstrators chanted, "The people want destruction of Israel." Salafists called on President Morsi to wage "a holy war in Palestine, Syria, Mali, and Afghanistan." Following a trip to the US, an April 6 Youth Movement member was detained by Egyptian authorities.
An American citizen was stabbed near the US embassy in Cairo. Authorities discovered a cache of weaponry in the South Sinai. Two senior Muslim Brotherhood officials failed to show up for a speaking engagement at a Washington, D.C. think tank; their current whereabouts are unknown.
An alcohol seller was gunned down by men believed to be Islamist militants in the Sinai. Unidentified gunmen kidnapped four contractors in the Sinai. A cabinet reshuffle is expected to affect 11 ministers, but it is unlikely to meet opposition calls for a complete overhaul.
Security forces clashed with a group of Islamists outside the National Security headquarters near Cairo. The protesters were seen waving black al Qaeda flags and wrote on the gate of the headquarters, "We are all Osama Bin Laden." Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris returned to Egypt following a self-imposed exile.
A blogger and activist known for criticizing President Morsi was detained by authorities. Authorities destroyed a large smuggling tunnel used to smuggle cars and other goods near Rafah. A weapons smuggling attempt through the Sallum terminal was also thwarted.
Authorities are questioning an 11-member jihadist cell that was apprehended last week. The cell, which is made up of Egyptian, Palestinian, and Lebanese citizens, was plotting to target an Egyptian military installation in Rafah. The Salafi Nour party said none of its members will take a post in the Egyptian cabinet, which is expected to be reshuffled next week.
Secretary of Defense Hagel arrived in Egypt, the latest stop on his Middle East tour. An Israeli citizen imprisoned by Egypt on espionage-related charges began a hunger strike. An adviser to President Morsi resigned over "the slowness of decision-making and monopolization by the Brotherhood." Authorities discovered a cache of explosives in el Arish.