Egyptian police plan to clear out supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi from their protest camps. The United States has warned that if violence erupts, it could put an end to U.S. support.
Morsi supporters have strengthened the campsites where they have been protesting since the military overthrew the President July 3rd. Egyptian security forces say they will move in as early as Monday to clear out the demonstrators.
Arizona Senator John McCain visited Egypt last week to meet with military leaders. He urged them to refrain from violence when confronting the protestors, saying violence could lead to a cutoff of U.S. aid to Egypt.
"I'm afraid that the Congress of the United States would have to consider carefully the elimination of aid," said McCain.
The billions of dollars in aid from the U.S. helps keep the peace with Israel, which is a key U.S. ally in the region. Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey is scheduled to arrive in Tel Aviv Monday to discuss the security situation in Egypt with his Israeli counterpart.