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Whether it’s the expulsion of Bedouin families from the Jordan River Valley several days ago or the recent displacement of Palestinian families from the Old City of Jerusalem, the perpetrator remains the same.  The crimes may vary but the criminal is still raping the land and murdering its victims...
Cairo is angry and denounces the report issued by Human Rights Watch about the dispersal of the Rāb’ah al- ‘Adawiyah and Nahdah sit ins, last year.
The U.S. President Donald Trump has officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 7, 2017, and announced the plan to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
A dispute between a Muslim and a Coptic family over a strip of land is said to have caused sectarian sedition.
Disputes over the property of a piece of land, adjacent to the al-Mar‘ashlī Church in Zamālik have arisen following accusations of forgery against Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark.
The author looks at why the State insists on maintaining certain policies, and overlooks certain mistakes occurring within the political, media and security sectors. These mistakes have proved to have a disastrous effect on Egypt, especially in areas that suffer from deterioration of economic and...
We are listening calls for strict and violent procedures against the people who were behind Al-Kosheh events. It is unreasonable to start a new century with such mentality.
The national disaster that took place in Al-Kosheh should not be used to push the ruling party towards democratic reform. It is also not a good occasion for taking revenge over political enemies. The only result of all that would be the failure to reach a solution. In other words the author claims...
This time, the government dealt with the incidents of Al-Kosheh differently, and it was praised by Christians before Muslims in Al-Kosheh. However, it was expected from the government to do this early and while the incidents were happening, not to wait until the intervention of President Mubarak’s...
Human rights’ activists accused the officials of the Ministry of Interior of deliberately delaying the taking of any firm actions against the accused in the events of August 1998, in Al-Kosheh. This delay encouraged the unfortunate violent actions that happened recently in the same place.
What happened in Al-Koshh can be described as a relapse. These incidents were repeated for the second time and I should comment on them. The author criticizes local Muslims, the security and bishop Wissa.
While Egyptians where preparing to celebrate Christmas and Eid Al-Fitr - the gift of God - that was sent to Egypt this year to confirm the unity of its people, the incidents of Al-Koshh came to spoil all that joy and happiness and cast depressing shadows on that occasion that comes only every...
Bishop Sawirus, bishop and head of Deir Al-Muharraq writing to Watany newspaper explains the monastery’s policy on evictions of tenants from land belonging to it, and presents evidence that suggests that the murderers of the monk did not do so because he was allegedly going to evict them. In fact,...
A Muslim man killed a Coptic Christian priest in Southern Egypt on September 2, in what police said was a personal dispute over land. They said Selim Abou Aita, who had rented a plot of land belonging to the Al-Muharraq church in Assiut, some 320 kilometers south of Cairo, shot Father Aghnatious...
Most news reports on the death of father Aghnatious of the monastery of Muharaq report about problems between the monastery and tenants. That’s however not fair. The problems concerned squatters.
The news about the death of this monk was published last Friday, but newspapers gave no details about the incident. We have, therefore, decided to reveal the mystery of the incident.
[Follow-up article from Week 11, Article 8, March 14, 1999] On March 13, Al-Watani presented the case of a citizen from Assiut Governorate whose land was seized by a neighbor following refusal to pay taxes. The March 20, 1999, reply of Assiut’s Director of Public Relations is given and commented...
Amnesty International and the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) have said in reports on the year 1997 there have been two negative developments. The first was the People’s Assembly’s decision to extend the Emergency Law, in force since 1981, for three more years. The second negative...
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