Egyptians distance themselves from embassy attack

12.09.2011                      13.Elul, 5771

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Egyptians distance themselves from embassy attack

Israel is unpopular, but even the Muslim Brotherhood say storming the embassy in Giza distracted from key issues.

The crowds cheered once as the wall protecting the Israeli Embassy in Cairo’s Giza district came tumbling down. They did it a second time hours later when protesters tossed documents from the windows through the air.
But for most Egyptians, the attack was a needless sideshow to the central drama of the revolution that toppled President Hosni Mubarak and is supposed to lead Egypt into a new era of freedom and democracy.  Local media were largely critical of the attack and even the Muslim Brotherhood took the protesters to task….