Egyptian commentator calls for Israel to provide compensation for materials Torah says Jews took during Passover story.
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Middle-Eastern countries have a tendency to hold a grudge against Israel, whether over Israel winning the 1967 war or daring to establish independence in 1948.

But, as of earlier this month, an Egyptian columnist has called for Israel to pay Cairo reparations – and this time, it’s Biblical.

“We want compensation for the [Ten] Plagues that were inflicted upon [us] as a result of the curses that the Jews’ ancient forefathers [cast] upon our ancient forefathers, who did not deserve to pay for the mistake that Egypt’s ruler at the time, Pharaoh as the Torah calls him, committed,” Ahmad Al-Gamal, a writer for the Al-Yawm Al-Sabi’ daily. Translations of the article were provided by The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

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