CAIRO President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday ordered the authorities to consider all important steps to aid resettle Christians who have fled Egypt’s Northern Sinai following Islamic Condition killed many users of the community.
Hundreds of Christian families and college students have fled to Ismailia, north Sinai’s neighboring province, following seven Christians have been killed in Arish between Jan. 30 and Thursday.
Islamic Condition, which is waging an insurgency there, claimed responsibility for the killings, five of which have been shootings. Just one man was beheaded and yet another set on hearth.
Sisi held a conference on Saturday with the prime minister, ministers of protection, interior, intelligence amid other officials to examine “the significance to resist all attempts to sabotage security and protection in Egypt,” the assertion stated.
Sisi had also “directed the authorities to consider all important steps to facilitate settlements for citizens in their set resettled locations.”
Orthodox Copts, who comprise about 10 p.c of Egypt’s 90 million men and women, are the Middle East’s major Christian community. They have extended complained of persecution.
In December, Islamic condition claimed responsibility for bombing a chapel adjoining Cairo’s St Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic papacy, killing 28 men and women, generally women and young children.
Egypt is battling an insurgency that gained pace in 2013 following the armed forces, led by Sisi, overthrew President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hundreds of soldiers and law enforcement have been killed.
(Reporting by Amina Ismail)