Egyptian Journalist Demands That Israel Pay Reparations for ‘Ten Deadly Plagues’


by Howard Portnoy

Man, some people really know how to carry a grudge! It’s been quite a few years — millennia, in fact — since the Book of Exodus was written, detailing the ten deadly plagues that God visited on the Egyptian people because their supreme leader, the pharaoh, wouldn’t capitulate to Moses’ demands that the Jews be released from bondage.

The website of station KRON in Cairo reports that a “leading Egyptian journalist” is demanding reparations for the locusts, lice, boils, and other severe punishments the Almighty inflicted on his people. Writing in the Egyptian-language newspaper Al-Yawm Al-Sabi, Ahmad al-Gamal spells out his grievances (translated by the Times of Israel):

We want compensation for the 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, committed.

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