Muslim Brotherhood Blames Mossad for Sinai Attack


In the wake of an attack on a police station in Egypt that left 16 policemen dead, Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood party suggested that the attack—which was carried out by Islamist radicals—was the work of Mossad. Reports Reuters:

The group said on its website on Monday: "This crime can be attributed to the Mossad, which has been seeking to abort the revolution since its inception and the proof of this is that it gave instructions to its zionist citizens in Sinai to depart immediately a few days ago."

"(It) also draws our attention to the fact that our forces in Sinai are not enough to protect it and our borders, which makes it imperative to review clauses in the signed agreement between us and the zionist entity," the group said.

The Muslim Brotherhood has sought to distance itself from the treaty signed between Egypt and Israel since assuming power, leading some in Congress to call for cutting American aid to the nation:

Congressional observers and other experts expressed concern that Egypt’s new government is emphasizing the Palestinian issue as a way to undermine their country’s peace treaty with Israel.

"This is just more evidence that the new Egyptian government has no intention of upholding the long-standing peace deal with Israel," Rep. Joe Walsh (R., Ill.), a congressional opponent of U.S. aid to Egypt, told the Free Beacon in a statement.

"I once again call on this administration to get tough with the Muslim Brotherhood and let them know that their $2 billion aid package will be cut off if the current peace deal is not enforced by Egypt."