The ongoing debate about Egyptians working in Israel has seen many accusations and variations, but little content. The number itself of these workers is a matter of myth. From a number of 600 given by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, 10,000 by the Media, to the hilarious 220,000 given by a Muslim Brotherhood Member of Parliament, the numbers have varied, but the uproar has continued.
The matter took a new twist in an interview given by Hussein Megawer to the daily Egyptian Newspaper El Masry El Youm. Hussein Megawer is amongst numerous jobs and titles that he holds, a NDP Member and Parliament and the Head of the official pro government Workers Union. Mr. Megawer said in this interview that “he will not interfere in any capacity to solve any problems that the Egyptian workers face in Israel.” To explain his decision Mr. Megawer said that “one can not call those people workers. They are traitors that deserve to be flogged for forgetting the blood of their fathers and grandfathers that were killed by Israel.”
Mr. Megawer added that “he requests that the Egyptian Citizenship be withdrawn from any Egyptian that betrays his country and works in Israel.”
Obviously no one told the NDP MP that flogging is not part of the Egyptian legal code of punishment, but that could be remedied very soon. Mr. Megawer you are an MP and you have the right to suggest laws. You are a leader in your governing party so I am sure that you can get this important piece of legislation passed. Why don’t you go ahead with your words Mr. Megawer?
Pass the law o flog people and earn your place in history.
Or shall I say in history’s garbage can.