Egypt: Protest againt Israel's 1967 POWs killing
Egyptian police on Friday dispersed a demonstration against Israel's alleged killing of Egyptian POWs during the 1967 war. The incident took place in Al-Arish, a town of north Sinai peninsula.
Some 50 protesters began the demonstration on Friday in response to Egyptian press reports of an Israeli documentary about a 1967 battle between Israeli troops and retreating Palestinian fighters.
The demonstration swelled to hundreds when it was joined by worshippers leaving a nearby mosque. The protesters chanted "Down with Israel!" and held banners reading "No to Camp David" - a reference to the 1979 Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty. The protestors demanded that Israeli officials involved in the affair be put on trial before the International Criminal Court.
According to the AP, the demonstrators demanded that the government abandon the treaty and remove the Israeli war memorials from Sinai.
A large number of riot police with batons charged the demonstration, snatched the banners and dispersed the protesters.