Lawmaker and leader of the Egypt Support Coalition Mohammed Zaki el-Sewedy during a seminar at the coalition's headquarter on May 9, 2018 – Egypt Today/Karim Abdel-Aziz
CAIRO – 10 May 2018: Lawmaker and leader of the Egypt Support Coalition Mohammed Zaki el-Sewedy on Wednesday said the coalition did not, and will not, discuss any initiative to make reconciliation with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood organization. Zaki added, during his participation at a seminar organized by Egyptian daily influential Youm7 at the coalition’s headquarter, that “there should not be any reconciliation when there is blood.” “How could we make conciliation with who killed Egyptians,” Zaki said. “Blood and betrayal cannot be forgiven, any other scenarios are rejected.” On Feb. 9, the coalition expressed, in a statement, its full support for Egypt's brave law enforcement forces for their efforts in the war against terrorism in North Sinai. “The great Egyptian people, with all their political and partisan affiliations, strongly support the decisions taken by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi against terrorism," said Salah Hasballah, official spokesman of the coalition. Hasballah added that they trust the unlimited ability of law enforcement forces to cleanse Sinai and all of Egypt from terrorist elements. The Egyptian Armed Forces and police raised a state of high alert across Egyptian governorates to execute a comprehensive security crackdown against terrorists, according to statements issued by the Armed Forces.