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leader in Gaza Mahmoud al-Zahar called on Egypt to provide electricity
and water to the Gaza Strip and to open the Rafah Crossing to allow free
movement of goods and vehicles to and from the territory , Israel Radio
reported on Monday.
Zahar said Egypt should reopen its peace treaty with Israel for negotiation so that it may be permitted to deploy troops throughout the Sinai Peninsula.
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He referred to the armed international presence in Sinai, mandated under the
treaty, as well as Egypt selling its natural gas to Israel as
"injustices" done to the Egyptian people.
In a radio interview with Jerusalem-based investigative reporter Aaron
Klein on WABC Radio New York Sunday, Zahar said the Muslim Brotherhood
is "the most moderate organization, the most democratic organization,
even more than the Western people."
He added, "Don't search for
the devil," saying "the problem in the West is they are afraid from
the Muslim Brotherhood because they know nothing about them.”
"They can achieve more than that, but now in the expected era, they are
going to participate only by one third of their power….This is the first
step, but they are going to participate in the local councils in order
to serve the people and to reconstruct what was destroyed by the corrupt
Zahar continued discussing what he said was the inevitable decline of
the US "empire," saying, "any state without morality will not survive.
Morality is not only having money, morality is having justice. You are
not implementing the justice."
"You are going sooner or later to suffer from the same problem when your
power decreases and the power of others, for example, China, India,
Japan, as your history [shows] becomes more supreme," he said.
“Look to the British empire. Look to the French empire. Look to the
German power. What was the cause of their destruction? Their
immoralities. So I am not here fabricating or inventing a story or a
theory, this is well known."