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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.
Salafist and Muslim Brotherhood leaders are working together in view of an imminent crackdown by President Morsi's government on opposition forces. A political activist was released after he demanded a judge for his case. An Israeli man and a Norwegian woman who were kidnapped by armed tribesmen on March 22 were released.
The top prosecutor issued arrest warrants for five leading rights activists for allegedly inciting violence against the Muslim Brotherhood. President Morsi warned that "whoever sticks his finger inside Egypt, I will cut it off." The port and airport in el Arish were closed after police went on strike. Antiaircraft rounds were discovered in the Sinai. Three Palestinians and two Egyptians who were distributing fake Egyptian passports to Palestinians in Gaza were arrested.
An Israeli man and a Norwegian woman were kidnapped by Bedouin gunmen in the Sinai. The Muslim Brotherhood was granted nongovernmental organization status. Clashes took place between opposition protesters and members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Moqattam.
An Israeli diplomatic mission arrived in Cairo for discussions with their Egyptian counterparts. Authorities continue to close down smuggling tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. The Muslim Brotherhood is preparing to send a delegation to the Gaza Strip "to appease" Hamas. An Egyptian judicial advisory body said the Muslim Brotherhood lacks a legal standing.