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Egypt cancels unveiling of restored synagogue

CAIRO: Egypt has canceled the inauguration of a restored synagogue citing the Israeli oppression of Muslims in the occupied territories as well as excesses by Jews during an earlier ceremony at the synagogue. Egypt s Supreme Council of Antiquities restored the ruined Ben Maimon synagogue in Cairo s ancient Jewish quarter and was set to …


CAIRO: Egypt has canceled the inauguration of a restored synagogue citing the Israeli oppression of Muslims in the occupied territories as well as excesses by Jews during an earlier ceremony at the synagogue.

Egypt s Supreme Council of Antiquities restored the ruined Ben Maimon synagogue in Cairo s ancient Jewish quarter and was set to unveil it to the press Sunday following its rededication a week earlier in a private ceremony.

SCA chief Zahi Hawass said in a statement that the cancellation of ceremony comes following provocative activities by Jews at rededication, including drinking alcoholic beverages, as well as aggression by Israeli authorities against Muslim sanctuaries. -AP

Topics: Gamma Islamiya

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