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Al Rawda Terrorist Attack

Saturday، 25 November 2017 - 12:30 PM

On Friday 24/11/2017, a terrorist attack targeted al Rawda mosque in Bir al Abd of North Sinai during Friday prayers, leaving 235 persons dead and scores others wounded .

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued directives to set up a memorial for the victims who lost their lives in al Rawda mosque terrorist attack, official sources said on Saturday.

Sisi offered condolences to the Egyptian people and the families of the victims. He wished the injured a speedy recovery  .

He said that a state of mourning has been announced after this heinous attack which aims to "break our morale and will and to put into doubt our ability  ."

These terrorist acts will increase our strength to fight terrorism, said the president in his speech to the nation .

Local Reactions

November 24, The State Information Service (SIS), as it was shocked by the size and nature of the horrible barbaric crime committed by the terrorists in Al-Rawda Mosque in the North Sinai city of Arish, offers its deep condolences to the families of the killed and the injured as well as all the Egyptian citizens inside and outside Egypt. SIS stresses full confidence in the ability of the Egyptian people, leadership, Armed Forces and policemen to deter terrorism and uproot this misled group that is hostile all human values, purify Egypt's lands from them and deter their funders and those who support them with money and weapons as well as the misleading media from countries and organizations inside and outside the region.

The Cabinet strongly condemned the terrorist attack on El Rawda mosque in Bir Al Abed in North Sinai, which left 235 persons dead and scores others wounded.

The Cabinet stressed its complete rejection to such coward acts, which target places of worships, underscoring that all religions refuse these acts.

The Presidency strongly condemned a terrorist attack on El Rawda mosque in Bir Al Abed in North Sinai, which left scores of people dead and wounded.

In a statement, the presidency stressed that this heinous act will not pass without punishing all perpetrators.

The Journalists' Syndicate strongly condemned the terrorist attack on El Rawda mosque in Bir al Abed, North Sinai, which left scores dead and wounded.

In a statement, the syndicate affirmed that the cowardly killers will not be allowed to go scot free without being punished.

The Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church condemned the terrorist attack that targeted Al Rawda mosque in Baer Al Abd area in the city of Arish, North Sinai.

The Church mourned in a statement the martyrs, praying to God to have mercy on their souls, and wished speedy recovery for the wounded.

President of Evangelical Church in Egypt Andrea Zaki condemned the terrorist attack on Al Rawda mosque.

Zaki said in a statement that the attack which targeted Muslim worshipers during prayers aims to destabilize the security and stability in Egypt.

Egypt's Mufti Shawqi Allam condemned a terrorist attack that targeted a mosque in Arish city, North Sinai.

Grand Imam of Al Azhar Ahmed el Tayyeb denounced the terrorist attack that targeted Al Rawda mosque in the city of Arish, North Sinai.

Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac condemned a terrorist attack that targeted Al Rawda mosque in the North Sinai city of Arish.

International Reactions

November 24, The United Nations Children's Fund  condemned a deadly attack on Al Rawda mosque in North Sinai, leaving hundreds dead and injured, including children.

"Violent deaths of civilians and children must be stopped. Our deepest condolences go to all Egyptians and to the families of the victims. May their souls rest in peace and may their families find comfort at this difficult time, stated Bruno Maes, the UNICEF Representative in Egypt, in a press release.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun sent a cable to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to sternly deplore the heinous terrorist attack on Al Rawda mosque in North Sinai that left scores dead and wounded, the Lebanese news agency reported.

Aoun extended his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, wishing the wounded a speedy recovery.

Greece expressed its solidarity with the Egyptian people following the terrorist attack on El Rawda Mosque in Bir Al Abed in North Sinai.

In a statement, the Greek embassy in Cairo said that Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos sent a cable to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi over the death of the martyrs, expressing his sincere condolences and solidarity with the families of the victims and wishing a speedy recovery to the wounded.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received a phone call from Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al Hariri who offered his sincere condolences over the victims of North Sinai terrorist attack.

The Bahraini Embassy in Cairo announced flying the flag at half mast for three days, mourning the victims of terrorist attack in Egypt's North Sinai.

The embassy condemned the terrorist act, offering condolences to the families of the victims and the Egyptian people.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly denounced the barbaric attack on El Rawda mosque in Bir Al Abd in North Sinai.

In a statement, Modi stressed his country's support to the war against terrorism in all its forms and India's solidarity with the Egyptian government and people.

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on El Rawda mosque in Bir al Abed, North Sinai, which left scores dead and wounded, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid said.

In a statement, the UNSC expressed sympathy with the Egyptian government and the families of the victims.

Belorussian President Alexander Lukashenko sent a cable to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to offer his condolences over the victims of Friday's terrorist attack on El Rawda Mosque in North Sinai.

In a statement by Ambassador of Belarus in Cairo Sergei Rachkov, he said that the president of Belarus regarded this tragedy as a common pain, not only for the Egyptian people, but also for all civilized humanity.

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz sent a cable to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to offer his condolences over the victims of North Sinai terrorist attack.

Abdel Aziz said in the cable that he received the sad news with great sorrow, expressing his sincere condolences to Sisi and the Egyptian people, as well as the families of the victims.

The United Arab Emirates denounced on  Friday the terrorist attack that targeted Al Rawda mosque in Baer Al Abd area in the city of Arish, North Sinai.

UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation strongly denounced in a statement the attack, saying that such acts violate all humanitarian principles and values, as well as the teachings of Islamic law and other heavenly religions.

The Yemeni Embassy in Cairo slammed a terrorist attack that targeted worshipers at a mosque in Arish city, North Sinai.

In a statement, the embassy offered condolences to the Egyptian leadership and people over the victims of the attack and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

Oman has strongly condemned the terror attack that targeted innocent worshipers in the vicinity of Al Rawda mosque in Arish city of North Sinai.

In a statement released, the Omani Foreign Ministry expressed its solidarity with Egypt against terrorism, and called on the international community to exert more efforts in fighting terror.

British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) denounced the terrorist attack that targeted Al Rawda mosque in Baer Al Abd area in the city of Arish, North Sinai.

Arab League (AL) Secretary Ahmed Abul Gheit denounced a terrorist attack that targeted a mosque in Arish city, North Sinai.

The Iraqi Embassy in Cairo has strongly condemned the blatant and cowardly attack that targeted innocent worshipers in the vicinity of Al Rawda mosque in north western Arish city of North Sinai.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a cable of condolences to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi over the victims of the terrorist attack that targeted a mosque in North Sinai.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received a phone call from US President Donald Trump who condoled with Sisi over the victims of the deadly terrorist attack in North Sinai.

French President Emmanuel Macron phoned President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to offer condolences over Sinai mosque attack. Macron also wished those injured in the attack a quick recovery.

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