Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi died on Monday at the age of 67 after passing out during a court session.
The Muslim Brotherhood member led Egypt from 2012, following the ouster of longtime head Hosni Mubarak, until Morsi was ousted himself in 2013 following massive demonstrations, primarily in Cairo.
In 2010, Morsi said, “The Zionists have no right to the land of Palestine. There is no place for them on the land of Palestine. What they took before 1947-48 constitutes plunder, and what they are doing now is a continuation of this plundering. By no means do we recognize their Green Line. The land of Palestine belongs to the Palestinians, not to the Zionists.”
That same year, he called Israelis “blood-suckers,” “warmongers,” and “descendants of apes and pigs.”
In response to his death, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, “May Allah rest our Morsi brother, our martyr’s soul in peace.”