Arab countries condemn Sinai terrorist attack

Ahram Online , Saturday 7 May 2022

Qatar, Jordan, UAE and other Arab countries issued statements on Saturday condemning a terrorist attack in Sinai that was foiled by the Egyptian Armed Forces, and which resulted in the death of one officer and ten soldiers.

A combined images of the flags of Palestine, Jorden, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar.


The attack, which was launched by takfiri terrorists against the a water lifting station checkpoint on Saturday, also injured five soldiers, according to an announcement by the Egyptian Armed Forces.

The attack has been widely and swiftly condemned across the Arab world, in statements issued by the respective countries’ foreign ministries.

Qatar strongly denounced the attack, reiterating their firm rejection of terrorist violence, regardless of motives.

Jordan condemned the attack in extreme terms, describing it as “a cowardly terrorist attack.”

Jordan reiterated its full solidarity with Egypt and its efforts to stand against the dangers of terrorism and radicalism.

The United Arab Emirates also condemned the attack, denouncing these criminal actions.

The UAE reiterated its constant rejection of all violence and terrorism that destabilises security and stability and contradicts human values.

The UAE also expressed its solidarity with Egypt in countering terrorism and supporting all required measures to protect the country’s security and stability, and eliminate those terrorists.

The Presidency of the State of Palestine also strongly condemned the deadly terror attack, affirming the "full solidarity of the Palestinian people and leadership with brethren in Egypt in their war against terrorism, wishing Egypt, its people, and its army continued stability and prosperity."

Yemen vehemently condemned the terrorist attack as well, stressing that it stands with Egypt against all forms of terrorism and extremism, supporting all the measures Egypt takes to protect its security and stability.

Saudi Arabia condemned and denounced the attack, asserting its full support to Egypt against all threats to its security and stability.

Saudi Arabia also stated that the Kingdom values the role of the Egyptian Armed Forces in standing against terrorism.

The statements issued by Qatar, Jordan, UAE and Saudi Arabia all expressed their condolences to the Egyptian government and people as well as the families of the victims while wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, which is the first major attack of its kind in recent years.

Terrorist attacks in North Sinai have declined in recent years following massive and successive security and military operations.

These attacks targeted security forces, particularly at military and police checkpoints, as well as civilians, causing hundreds of casualties.

Meanwhile, hundreds of terrorists were killed in anti-terror military operations, according to Armed Forces periodical reports.

In 2018, the Armed Forces launched a major counterterrorist drive, Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018, that has succeeded in near eradication of terrorism from North Sinai as well as the Nile Delta and desert areas.

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