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The following text contains sensitive information and highlights various concerns from an Egyptian ambassador regarding foreign influence on political and environmental decisions and movements in Egypt.
The city of Shaykh Zūwayd has witnessed last Tuesday a terrorist incident where a suicide bomber blew himself up in the main market of the city.
The Giza and Cairo courts witnessed today several important hearing sessions including the pleading of the public prosecution service in the case of "Spying for Ḥamās" and in the case of "Sinai state".
Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV) issued a statement in North Sinai Governorate, warning cigarette sellers not to sell drugs and cigarettes. The statement continues that this is the first and last warning. If sellers did not stop, the group will apply the sharī’ah...
Prime Minister Hishām Qandīl’s beat-about-the-bush remarks that there were no forced evictions of some families in Rafah and that only one family preferred to relocate to another area would never be bought by a KG-1 child.
Bishop Quzmān of North Sinai said President Muhammad Mursī, during his recent meetings with the evicted Coptic families that returned to their homes in Rafah, has pledged to protect Copts.
Priest Yūsuf Subhī of the Mār Jirgis Church in Rafah, which was devastated during the incidents of the January 25, 2011 revolution, said after sessions were held with the tribal chiefs and security officials, the first mass service will be held inside the church on Sunday (October 7).
President Muhammad Mursī, during his visit to North Sinai governorate on Friday (October 5), will meet with the Copts of Rafah who received threats from extremist groups, while official security sources said the visit coincides with the end of the second stage of a military operation in Sinai.
A fact-finding commission set up by the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) that recently visited Rafah said Christian families residing in the border city are facing constant threat that overruns their right to live. [Mahmūd Hassūnah, al-Watan, Oct. 26, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
The jihādist group that currently exists in Sinai is a source of great concern for the security agencies, particularly after statements made by many leaders of the al-Tawhīd wal-Jihād (Monotheism and Strife) that it would avenge the execution of 14 of its members.


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