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Morsi vows to support the Palestinians

  |   Oct. 25, 2012 at 8:06 AM
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CAIRO, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said his country will support the Palestinians in their struggle against Israel's occupation but not declare war.

In a televised address ahead of the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday marking the end of the Muslim hajj, Morsi said Wednesday Egypt will do its utmost to support the Palestinians "without declaring a war against anyone," Ahram Online said.

"The blood of Palestinians is our blood, their life is our life and their pains are our pains. However, supporting Palestine does not mean that we will declare war against anybody," he said, refraining from referring to Israel by name.

Egypt will never accept an assault on the Palestinian people, he added.

Morsi also expressed support for the Syrian revolution but insisted the "Syrian regime must stop the bloodshed, especially in the Eid al-Adha feast."

"The Egyptian people are aware of their responsibilities toward their brothers. We never interfere in the affairs of any country, but we stand by the nations which seek to regain their rights and live a decent life," Morsi said.

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