Egyptian Women Burn Israeli Flags to Protest Clampdown

United Press International

As many as 200 women burned Israeli flags and shouted slogans Sunday in the latest in a series of Egyptian protests against Israel's clampdown on Palestinians in the occupied territories, witnesses said.

Witnesses said that from 100 to 200 women--members of the small, pro-Moscow Nationalist Unionist Progressive Rally--staged a two-hour sit-in at the party's Cairo office.

Shouting slogans demanding an end to Egyptian-Israeli diplomatic relations and to Egyptian oil exports to Israel, the women set Israeli flags afire and sent them flying into the street from the office balcony, the witnesses said.

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