Al Jazeera commentator Gamal Nassar claimed Saturday that Egyptian military leader Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is "implementing a Zionist plan to divide Egypt," in a segment translated by Memri:
I was trying to figure out al-Sisi's origins. I wanted to know more about him. I was surprised to learn, from the Algerian Al-Watan newspaper, that al-Sisi is of Jewish origin. His mother is called Mulaika Titani, and her brother was a member of the Jewish Haganah organization. Thus, we see that this man, by any standard, is implementing a Zionist plan to divide Egypt.
This man, who heads the armed forces today, is committing a crime, in the fullest sense of the word. Many massacres have taken place. In my opinion, if decisive measures are not taken, the massacres will continue. al-Sisi has come to destroy everything.
Within the framework of his plot, he wants to ignite civil war, in order to portray himself as trying to protect state institutions, while he, in fact, is the one who is burning them down. He portrays himself as trying to defend national security, while he, in fact, is undermining it. In short, he wants to set the state of Egypt ablaze. This is a Zionist plot, and I am willing to be held responsible for what I say. Whoever reads The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the writings of (the Jews), including those who were writing in the U.S., realizes that this plot was premeditated.
Al-Sisi assumed power in Egypt after President Mohamed Morsi was ousted on July 3. The Egyptian military carried out a crackdown on Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood supporters camped in Cairo last week, leaving hundreds dead and spurring more violence in and beyond the Egyptian capital.