- Egyptians Accuse Sisi of Murdering Residents of Sinai
Egyptians held their country’s President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, responsible for the massacre that took place on Saturday evening when a shell hit a truck carrying civilians in the city of Bir El Abd in the Sinai Peninsula.
According to Associated Press news agency, security officials and medics said that at least nine people from one family were killed in the incident, while six others were injured and taken to hospital. It was not immediately clear who was behind the shelling that hit the family as they returned home from a private olive farm, residents in Bir El Abd said. Social media activists said that the shelling killed at least ten civilians and the injured 20, some of whom are in a critical condition.
A video circulating on social media showed the gathering of families of the victims and the injured in front of the central hospital of Bir El Abd. Activists said that among the dead were eight members of the same family, including four women, after the shelling that targeted a vehicle that was carrying them after they finished collecting the olive crop.
In turn, many Egyptians have expressed their anger at the government, holding Al-Sisi and the military responsible for the incident. They launched the hashtag “Al-Sisi kills Sinai residents”, becoming the most trending hashtags in the country. Egyptians expressed their surprise at the way their country’s government is dealing with Sinai residents, saying that they are being deliberately targeted by the state.
For years, Al-Sisi has been promoting the idea that his country’s forces are fighting terrorism in Sinai, while the Egyptians are surprised that this fight is only affecting the population there without affecting the terrorists. … Other Twitter users accused President Al-Sisi of treason and working for Israel, saying he is seeking to exterminate the people of Sinai, while others demanded he be executed.
The Attacks by the Egyptian air force on villages in Sinai,leading to the destruction of a number of homes and 35 civilian deaths.Trump Favorite Dictator #Sisi increasingly heavy-handed tactics in Sinai have led to a dramatic rise in civilian casualties #السيسي_يقتل_اهالي_سيناء pic.twitter.com/5echyPY8NK
— خالد نيويورك (@KhaledEibid) October 13, 2019