Intellectuals refuse normalization with Israel

Participants in the General Conference of Egypt Writers announced they would reject all forms of normalization with Israel.
The participants said officials who concluded the gas deal with Israel should pay the US$4 billion fine Egypt owes to Israel due to repetitive bombings to the gas line between Egypt, Jordan and Israel in Sinai.
The original cause of violence and terrorism in Sinai is caused originally because of Camp David's unfair terms, said conference participants.
Participants called on the government to review the treaty and for Al-Azhar to renew the religious discourse.
They called on the government to resort to an international judiciary against Ethiopia over the Renaissance Dam project which harms Egypt's water security.
The participants stressed the need for state institutions to be committed to the treatment of Egyptian citizens decently within the framework of freedom of expression and belief, called for achieving the objectives of the January 25 and June 30 revolutions, to accelerate the achievement of social justice and the eradication of all forms of illiteracy in Egypt.
The conference called for providing real health care services to citizens.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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