Egyptian police have used tear gas and water cannon to break up rare
anti-government protests in the capital.Reports say Israel has sent
Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak crowd dispersal weapons to be used
against thousands of protesters who took to the streets against his
The International Network for Rights and Development said that three
Israeli planes landed at Cairo’s Mina International Airport on
Saturday, carrying equipment for use in dispersing and suppressing large
crowds, a Press TV correspondent reported.
According to the report, Egyptian security forces received the cargo
on three Israeli planes, which were allegedly carrying an abundant
supply of internationally proscribed gas to disperse crowds.
Egyptians have taken to the streets across the country for eight
days running, demanding the ouster of Mubarak after 30 years of rule.
The uprising has prompted Mubarak to appoint his first-ever vice
president and a new prime minister in a desperate attempt to retain
But his response has, so far, failed to placate the demonstrators, who have vowed to remain on the streets until he resigns.
So far, at least 150 people have been killed and thousands more injured during the protests.