Egypt's Mursi says Cairo "will not leave Gaza on its own"
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi denounced Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip as "a blatant aggression against humanity" and said Cairo "would not leave Gaza on its own", the state news agency MENA reported.
Mursi's made the comments in a speech following Friday prayers in a mosque in central Cairo, MENA said. His prime minister, Hisham Kandil, visited the Gaza Strip on Friday.
"Cairo will not leave Gaza on its own ... Egypt today is not the Egypt of yesterday, and Arabs today are not the Arabs of yesterday," Mursi added.
(Reporting by Omar Famy and Shaimaa Fayed; Writing by Shaimaa Fayed; Editing by Alison Williams)
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