Denouncing Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip as "a blatant aggression against humanity", Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi said Cairo "would not leave Gaza on its own".
According to the state news agency MENA reported, Mursi's made the comments in a speech following Friday prayers in a mosque in central Cairo. His prime minister, Hisham Kandil, visited the Gaza Strip on Friday. "Cairo will not leave Gaza on its own. Egypt today is not the Egypt of yesterday, and Arabs today are not the Arabs of yesterday," Mursi added.