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Foreign Zionists behind Algeria riots

2011-09-15 20:08

Algiers - Foreign parties linked to Zionists are behind an online campaign urging Algerians to stage anti-government protests this weekend, Algeria's interior minister told local media on Thursday.

Since late August, a call for an "Algerian revolution on September 17 2011" has circulated on Facebook encouraging young people to flood the streets in opposition to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's regime.

"Had it been people inside [the country], we would have exposed and arrested them, but the clues point us toward foreign parties in relation with the Zionist entity," Interior Minister Dahou Ould Kablia told the Ennahar daily newpaper.

The "proof", according to Ould Kablia, is that date chosen for the uprising is the anniversary of the Camp David peace accords, signed by Egypt and Israel on September 17 1978.

The minister further noted that the massacres of Palestinian refugees carried out by an Israeli-allied Christian militia at Sabra and Shatila in Lebanon happened on the 16th and 17th of September, 1982.

"The choice of September 17 is no accident for the enemies of the Arab people," Ould Kablia told the paper.

"The calls are failing to elicit any response and there won't be any demonstrations or any trouble on this date," he said.

Protests in Algeria, inspired by uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, intensified at the start of the year, but were effectively suppressed by the government.

Since then scores of political and social movements have emerged across the country, prompting Bouteflika to create a presidential panel that is currently weighing reforms.

Since the holy fasting month of Ramadan ended in August, riots broke out over insufficient housing.

Comments
  • Yoni - 2011-09-15 20:23

    We're not talking ZCC here?

  • slg - 2011-09-15 21:49

    These people are so boring and dumb. Is anyone going to believe them now? Come on Algerians, give them what they need to wake up: take back your country. Push these halfwits out.

  • joe.matrin1 - 2011-09-15 23:35

    1-2-3 VIVA ALGERIA WE MUST SEND ALL ALGERIAN PRISONER TO FIGHT FOR ALGADAFFI INSTEAD BEING INSIDE THE JAIL AND SEND ALL ALGERIA FOR JIHAD IN GASA AND IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN ALGERIA ARE THE BEST FIGHTER ALL IN ARABS WORLD

      slg - 2011-09-16 00:51

      Is that the sound of a drone I hear?

      slg - 2011-09-16 00:53

      Ya think? The Arab world seems to have decided to go the sane, democratic route, don't you think, rather than your wild, crazy, bloodthirsty route.

  • LOVE_DZ - 2011-09-16 08:24

    First of all , fy slg; Algerians do not speak Arabic, their language is a slang - # tribe dialects -. They are called Arabs by Western Media and those who's been hidding the real Algerian identity. To close, Most Algerians are not Arab descent and The Arab Spring concerns Arabs only.

  • letsee - 2011-09-16 09:18

    The Interior Minister knows well that there are always forces behind popular protests even if these are from other countries or ideologies. Nevertheless if your country is a political oppression you gave reason for the protests and must fix your country or go.

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