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Salafists attempted to storm the home of the Iranian charge d'affaires in Cairo. Authorities arrested a couple of Palestinians who had entered Egypt illegally. One entered through the smuggling tunnels with Gaza and was wanted for security-related issues. While in Sudan, President Morsi said both Egypt and Sudan face "enemies."
Egyptian officials requested clarifications from Hamas as to why terrorists in Gaza have been permitted to fire rockets at Israel in recent days. A Togolese-flagged ship carrying an assortment of weaponry off the coast of Egypt was seized by Egyptian authorities. An EU envoy expressed concern regarding proposed legislation on civil society and NGOs in Egypt.
The Muslim Brotherhood tweeted a video that alleges that Jews control the media in the US. Egypt reportedly called on Hamas to hand over the perpetrators of the attack last August on a Rafah military outpost. An Egyptian intelligence official denied that Egyptian authorities believe Hamas' Ayman Nofal is tied to the attack. Salafists plan to protest recent reapproachment between Iran and Egypt.
The Muslim Brotherhood accused the US of "blatant interference" in Egyptian internal affairs. Authorities arrested 15 suspected Islamist militants in the Sinai, and seized a weapons cache in the Sinai that included antiaircraft missiles.
An Israeli security delegation arrived in Cairo for discussions with Egyptian intelligence officials. An Egyptian military source said that authorities continue to demolish smuggling tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. Armed Islamist militants paraded through towns in the northern Sinai.
Egypt's prosecutor-general ordered the arrest of well-known satirist Bassem Youssef for insulting President Morsi and denigrating Islam. A direct commercial flight from Cairo to Iran took place, the first in over 30 years. The US expressed concern about rising reports of sexual violence in Egypt. The results of the investigation on the attack on a Rafah outpost last August are due within days.
Authorities thwarted 10 plots targeting vital sites in the Sinai this week. In a protest near Cairo, Islamists demanded the "purging of biased Egyptian media." Jama'a al-Islamiya called for the creation of Islamist media outlets. At least 30 people were injured in clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and protesters in Alexandria. Salafists protested the visit of an Iranian diplomat to Al-Azhar University in Nasr City.