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Pro-Mubarak supporters target journalists as ‘Jews’

JTA

February 3, 2011 | 1:53 pm

Pro-Egyptian government counter-protesters in Cairo are screaming “Jew!” at foreign journalists, apparently spurred by Egyptian state TV accusations that Israeli spies are behind the protests.

“Egyptian state television has actively tried to foment the unrest by reporting that ‘Israeli spies’ on the unrest have infiltrated the city, which explains why many of the gangs who attack reporters shout ‘yehudi!,’ ” Al Jazeera said in a report on its website Thursday.

The report documented increasing attacks on foreign journalists.

The Obama administration has condemned such attacks and called on the Mubarak regime to rein them in.

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