Muslim Brotherhood to Israeli TV: referendum to decide peace treaty
Feb 3, 2011, 19:30 GM
Tel Aviv – If the ‘revolution’ to oust Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak succeeds, Egypt will hold a referendum to decide the fate of its 1979 peace treaty with Israel, Israel’s Channel 10 television quoted a Muslim Brotherhood official as warning Thursday.
‘Israel has nothing to fear but its own crimes,’ Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Assam el-Erian told the channel.
But he also gave reassurances that the Brotherhood was a ‘non- violent’ and not an extremist organization.
Israel is following the unrest in Egypt closely and with concern, fearing it could jeopardize its 31-year-old peace with the regional super power to its southern border.
Israeli officials have warned of a scenario in which Muslim extremists who might decide to discontinue the peace with Israel could assume power in Egypt.