7am News Wrapup July 10

News & Politics

Israel continues attacks on Gaza, close to Egyptian borders with Rafah city.

The Secretary-General of Egypt’s state-run rights watchdog National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) ambassador Mokhles Kotb demanded the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights’ (UNHCHR) immediate intervention to halt human rights violations against Palestinian people.

Meanwhile, the United States urged Israel and the Palestinians to de-escalate tensions in Gaza, Reuters reported.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab formed a committee to increase food commodity outlets, coordinated with the Minstry of Supply to monitor market prices, the Minstry of Defense to help in solving transportation problems and established hotlines at the government to receive citizens’ complaints on violations.

Several NGOs signed a joint press statement Wednesday expressing their concerns regarding the latest law draft of the Ministry of Social Solidarity for regulating NGOs, demanding President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi not to approve this draft law or any others, claiming it contradicts the constitution.


The Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights issued a report counting more than 5212 protests in Egypt throughout 2013.

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