06 June '10
Thirty-thousand Arab citizens of Egypt face losing their citizenship for having married women from a state officially at peace with Egypt -- Israel. The AFP reports:
A Cairo court on Saturday upheld a ruling to strip Egyptian men married to Israeli women of their citizenship in a case that has highlighted national sentiment towards Israel.
Judge Mohammed al-Husseini sitting on the Supreme Administrative Court said the interior ministry must ask cabinet to take the necessary steps to strip Egyptian men married to Israeli women, and their children, of their citizenship.
Given the massive media attention to questionable claims that tens of thousands of West Bank Palestinians faced expulsion by Israeli authorities, will the media likewise highlight the plight of tens of thousands of Egyptians set to lose their citizenship?
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