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Supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi called for protests to condemn Morsi's ouster as well as Zionism. Supports and opponents of Morsi reportedly clashed in the streets of Cairo. The MSC in Jerusalem claimed responsibility for overnight rocket fire on the southern Israeli city of Eilat. A Sinai-based jihadist group accused the army of lying about recent operations in the Sinai. Jihadists reportedly fired a couple rockets towards security installations in el Arish.
Authorities said they have postponed plans to disperse two Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in Cairo. A Muslim Brotherhood official said authorities would be able to disperse the sit-ins only "through a massacre of tens of thousands". The detention of former president Mohammed Morsi was extended for the second time. Facebook reportedly removed a number of jihadi Facebook pages that had incited violence in the Sinai.
The army said it had killed several jihadists in the Sinai in airstrikes. Unidentified security sources claimed that 15 jihadists were killed. A separate army statement said authorities are "working in silence ... to chase terrorist groups and to destroy criminal spots in North Sinai." The government expressed full support for the army's operations in the Sinai. Ansar Jerusalem released a video of the funeral recently held in the Sinai for four of its fighters. Fifiteen people were wounded and four homes and a church were firebombed in a clash between Muslims and Christians in southern Egypt.
An extensive funeral procession was held for four jihadists recently killed in the Sinai. Ansar Jerusalem and the MSC in Jerusalem both issued statements regarding the deaths of the four fighters. Both jihadist groups accused Egypt of collaborating with Israel and allowing the IAF to carry out the strike that killed the jihadists. The Egyptian army reportedly targeted a number of jihadists in the Sinai, some of whom are believed to be tied to the August 2012 killings of 16 Egyptian soldiers.
Mohammed Zawahiri said that although he is not currently in the Sinai, it would not be a crime if he were. Egyptian officials said that a warning from them regarding plots by jihadists in the Sinai was shared with Israeli officials who subsequently closed Eilat's airport for a couple hours on Aug. 8. Supporters of former president Morsi called for new protests demanding his reinstatement. Security officials alleged that an Israeli drone "in cooperation" with Egyptian authorities launched a strike in the Sinai that killed a number of jihadists.
At least two soldiers were wounded in another militant attack in the Sinai overnight. Supporters of former president Morsi took to the streets despite calls by authorities to end ongoing sit-ins. Authorities reportedly foiled a plot to target sites in Eilat, the Sinai, as well as near the Suez Canal with Iranian-made missiles.