Mahmoud Ezat is the former deputy Supreme Guide of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
In the following lines, ET sheds light on the most important world events that took place on March 22.
According to the prosecution, Ezzat and other members of the banned group have been charged with storming the Egyptian eastern borders, attacking security institutions, plotting with Hamas and the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hezbollah to create chaos in Egypt to bring down the authorities.
The president also directed Egyptian officials to continue brokering a solution to the issue of captives and missing individuals between Israel and Hamas.
Egypt has a long history of supporting Palestinians and their aspirations for an independent state, not only for the obvious reasons of sharing a border with them, having a central role in the region, or having a peace treaty with Israel.
On 29 August 2020, Mahmoud Ezzat got arrested during a security raid on an apartment in Cairo after having been on the run for seven years.
Rafah border crossing has been closed to vehicles and commodities owing to "transgressions by Hamas, according to a Monday statement.
Egypt’s Minister of Foreign affairs Sameh Shoukry expected to meet, Monday with Secretary General of Fatah's Central Committee (FCC), Jibril Rajoub and, Rawhi Fattouh, a senior official of Fatah's Central Committee at the headquarters of the ministry in Cairo.
Palestine’s rival factions Fatah and Hamas held a rare meeting via video on Thursday to announce a new stage of joint national work to face Israel’s internationally-condemned annexation plan on the occupied West Bank.
The defendants faced accusations of spying and communicating with foreign organizations to destabilize the country’s security and stability.
The judgment of 28 defendants, who belong to the Muslim Brotherhood, in their retrial over storming the Egyptian eastern borders during the 2011 revolution will be proclaimed Aug. 10. Below are Q&A on the most important aspects of the case.
Another convict, who was present at the cage, was sentenced to 15 years in jail; meanwhile, all the convicts were fined LE 500,000 (US$ 30,000) each.
About 150 Palestinian students threw firebombs and rocks at Israeli soldiers who responded with tear gas and rubber-coated metal bullets.
Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt, a senior Palestinian official told Reuters.
An Israeli air strike targeted the office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in the Gaza Strip on Monday, Hamas radio reported.
Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Mohamed Morsi and many members of the MB group, Palestine's Hamas and Lebanese Hezbollah are accused in the case.
The Palestinian Authority said on Sunday it had ordered its employees to pull out from the Gaza-Egypt border crossing.
That was during his testimony in the “Border Intrusion” case as he asked for a permission to disclose classified information.
Israeli commandos killed two fugitive gunmen overnight in the occupied West Bank and Hamas claimed them as its members on Thursday, a measure of the Palestinian Islamist faction's resilience in areas controlled by its more moderate rival Fatah.
The UN General Assembly on Thursday blocked a US-sponsored draft resolution to condemn Hamas for firing rockets into Israel and inciting violence, Alhurra reported.