According to the Middle East Media Research Institute or MEMRI, Ahmad Al Gamal, an Egyptian columnist writing for the Al Ahram newspaper, has advocated that the Egyptian people sue Israel over the damages the Jewish people inflicted upon the Egyptians during Yitizias Mitzrayim.
Al Gamal claims that according to the Torah, only Pharaoh was responsible for enslaving and abusing the Jews yet the “Eser HaMakos” (Ten Plagues) had unjustly hurt all the Egyptian people who were mostly innocent. Al Gamal also added that the Egyptians “want compensation for the gold, silver, copper, precious stones, fabrics, hides and lumber, and for all animal meat, hair, hides and wool, and for other materials that… the Jews used in their rituals. These are resources that cannot be found among desert wanderers unless they took them before their departure.”
Although the exact figures are disputed, Middle Eastern historians agree that overwhelming majority of modern day Egyptians are not actually descendants of ancient Egyptians and are in fact descendants of Arabs originating from the Arabian Peninsula which is located in modern day Saudi Arabia.
Al Ahram, the paper which Al Gamal writes for, is the most widely circulated Egyptian daily newspaper with daily circulation of roughly a million copies. The paper is majority owned by the Egyptian government and is considered to be one of the most influential papers in the Arab world.
(Aliza Levine – YWN)