- The intelligence analyst noted that ending former President Mohamed Morsi's rule in 2013 constituted a 'positive' development and a ray of hope amid the turbulence caused by the Arab uprisings
Middle East Monitor
16 April 2014
The Israeli Directorate of Military Intelligence (Aman) has predicted that the year 2015 will be a decisive one for the fate of the Egyptian regime and the coup that was led by outgoing Defence Minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, according to Palestine 48 news site.
In a rare interview conducted by Israel's Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper and published on Monday, Colonel Roital, who heads the Egypt and Jordan Front at Aman's Research Department, reportedly said that unless huge financial support is provided to Al-Sisi's regime after he assumes power as president, the regime will likely collapse.
Aman's Research Department is responsible for making strategic assessments and presenting them to Israel's decision makers. The heads of the different sections within Aman are in direct contact with the leaders of the executive body, including the prime minister, the defence minister, the chief of staff and commanders of secret combat units.
The colonel noted that Egypt has an 87 million-strong population, with a baby born every 16 seconds, and given that the 25 January Revolution erupted for economic and social reasons, not for ideological or religious reasons, the people will want to see results.