"Forces both within and outside Egypt have been exerting efforts to abort [Egypt's] people's revolution because of the threat it poses to certain entrenched interests," Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood declared in a Monday statement.
The group went on to blame Sunday's deadly attack near Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip, in which 16 Egyptian border guards were killed, on Israeli intelligence agency Mossad.
The Brotherhood stressed that attempts to thwart Egypt's revolution and subsequent democratic transition had "escalated after the people successfully elected a new president and a new government was successfully drawn up."
The Brotherhood went on to assert that "several groups" had been plotting to hinder Egypt's progress by "instigating problems and inciting unrest with the aim of halting President Mohamed Morsi's project for national revival."
The statement added that the "Zionist media" had been quick to blame groups based in Gaza for the "terrorist attack that killed dozens of our brothers, Egyptian soldiers, in a criminal act by commandeering vehicles in an attempt to cross to the Zionist border."
The Brotherhood went on to allege that Sunday's act aimed at creating "serious problems" for Egypt on its sovereign borders, on top of the many domestic problems the country is already facing. Such counter-revolutionary activities, the group added, aim to portray Egypt's new government as a failure, derail Morsi's project for national revival, and incite conflict between Egypt's new political managers and the people and between the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority and the people of Gaza.
"This crime can be attributed to the Mossad, which has sought to abort Egypt's revolution since it first began," the statement added, pointing out that Tel Aviv had warned its citizens to leave Egypt's Sinai Peninsula only days before Sunday's attack.
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