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Egyptian hopes for peace as Ramadan begins

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Egyptian hopes for peace as Ramadan begins


Supporters of ousted President Mursi say they hope that Ramadan will bring some peace to Egypt after a week of bloodshed.

Crowds outside Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque shared a last meal together before the start of the holy month.They have been holding a 12 day vigil at the mosque, which is close to the military barracks where the former president is being held, calling for his reinstatement.

One Mursi supporter said:“I am sure that the advent of Ramadan will bring joy to the Egyptian people and Mohamed Mursi will be amongst us once again, praying with us, and God willing we will celebrate Eid together”.

Another added: “The most difficult thing is to see a Muslim killed by another Egyptian Muslim. We are starting Ramadan but we don’t feel its happiness, how can I feel happy when our brothers were killed?”

Meanwhile the interim President Adly Mansour has been meeting with the new Prime Minister, Hazem el-Beblawi. The new PM has said he will start forming his new cabinent on Wednesday.

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