DEBKAfile December 5, 2012, 9:12 PM (GMT+02:00)
Five Egyptians were reported killed and many more injured in the escalating street clashes in Cairo around the presidential palace Wednesday night between opponents and supporters of President Mohamed Morsi. Gunfire, firebombs, rocks and beatings by sticks figured in the disturbance. Three members of Morsi’s advisory team quit to protest the violence. The former nuclear agency director, opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradai, said the protests and their handling by the Muslim Brotherhood ruling Egypt have ended the legitimacy of the incumbent regime.