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Published On: Sun, Oct 6th, 2013

Egyptian President Adly Mansour calls for celebration of 1973 victory over Israel, honor military

Egypt’s Interim President Adly Mansour called on Egyptians to take to the streets on Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the October 1973 war against Israel, and to support the Egyptian army.

Adly Mansour

Adly Mansour

“Be in every district, street and square of Egypt to celebrate your victory [over Israel in 1973] and support your army,” he said.

Mansour is expected to salute the Armed Forces and those who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the country, said Presidential Spokesman Ihab Badawy.

Mansour also stated that the Egyptian state would resume building a nuclear plant in the region of Dabaa. If completed, it would be the country’s first power-generating nuclear plant. This area was declared government property in 1981 in order to build the nuclear plant.

The speech came as Egyptian police used tear gas to prevent Islamist students from entering a Cairo square, a security official told Reuters on Saturday.

Groups of students tried to enter Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in the Nasr City district when they were stopped by police who fired tear gas to disperse them, the official said.

Mansour’s speech was aired on state television.

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