Cairo is preparing for a million-man demonstration against Israel on Friday. The demonstration’s organizers plan to hold the demonstration opposite the Israeli Embassy, and will call for the cancellation of the gas contract with Israel, termination of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, and the expulsion of Israel’s ambassador to Egypt Yitzchak Levanon.
The demonstration comes at a time when the Egyptian media is flooded with headlines about alleged corruption related to the gas agreement with Israel. Former President Hosni Mubarak is under investigation in the matter. Yesterday, Egypt’s Minister of Justice Mohammed al-Guindi said that Mubarak made most of his fortune from the agreement. Mubarak is hospitalized at the International Hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh.
If Friday’s demonstration materializes, it will be the first demonstration opposite the Israeli Embassy since the change in Egypt’s government in February.