|ARAB WEST REPORT|
1. The attacks in context.
2. The attacks in Egyptian Media
3. The talk of the town.
Yesterday I received the unexpected news that Ezzat al-Salamony (ʿIzzat al-Salāmunī) died ... back in August. He was a leader in al-Gama'a al-Islamiya (the Islamic Group), designated a terrorist entity by the United States. I was able to interview him a couple of times.
Head of the Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II met with Pope Francis in the Vatican as part of a historic visit between the two institutions. The meeting was part of the commemoration of a memorandum signed between the churches 40 years ago when Pope Shenūda III visited the Vatican in 1973.
During a TV interview on Egypt's TV Channel TEN, Egypt's Minister of Justice, Ahmad Al-Zind said that the Muslim Brotherhood is the source of all problems that Egypt is facing. He added that the MB wrongly assumes that the pressure exercised on the State would force it to seek reconciliation with the banned Organization. “No reconciliation with the Brotherhood till the end of times,” Al-Zind added.
In cooperation with the General Union for Women in Egypt, the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) plans a consultative meeting for coming Thursday to discuss 'a reform draft proposal for a just family in Egypt'.