Egypt’s Armed Forces celebrate Sinai Liberation Day with air and water shows, concerts

Ahram Online , Monday 25 Apr 2016

The Egyptian army is marking the 34th anniversary of the withdrawal of Israeli occupation forces from Sinai with shows and concerts

Nile river

Egypt's army announced it is celebrating the 34th anniversary of Sinai's Liberation from Israeli occupation with air and water shows as well music concerts throughout the country on Monday. 

Egypt’s air force launched air shows in the skies of Cairo and in a number of other governorates.

Jet fighters have been releasing colourful patterns over Cairo and Giza since the morning.

Sinai Liberation Day marks the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Sinai Peninsula in 1982 after 15 years of occupation based on the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. 

The Egyptian Navy also paid their respect to the event and sounded their sirens at 10AM in Alexandria in front of the Unknown Soldier Memorial in Manshiya district. 

The navy is also planning to hold water shows on the Mediterranean in Alexandria and on the Nile river in Cairo on Monday afternoon. 

The army's military bands are hoplding concerts for the public in major squares around the country. 

Meanwhile, Egyptian armed forces have deployed units to secure major public buildings on Monday as some opposition political activists and parties announced plans to protest in the afternoon against the recently-signed Egyptian Saudi maritime borders redrawing agreement which recognises Saudi sovereignty over the Islands of Tiran and Sanafir in the Red Sea.

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