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Egypt Rejecting Refugees from Syria

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Egypt Rejecting Refugees from Syria – Jasmin Fritzsche (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
   (Daily alert)

Within the last four months, hundreds of Syrian and Palestinian refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria have been rejected at Cairo Airport, while others already residing in Egypt face ongoing threat of deportation and detention in poor conditions.
   

Along with a revival of Egyptian nationalism, the government and other loyal institutions have been creating the image of Syrians and Palestinians as being crucially involved in – and interfering with – Egypt’s political situation by supporting Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.
   

As the Muslim Brotherhood is portrayed as a foreign-led, “non-Egyptian” entity, Palestinian and Syrian refugees are, in turn, demonized and viewed as a national security threat. 

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