The Rawda Mosque massacre In the absence of witnesses

Source: Egyptian Institute For Studies
Author(s): Haitham Ghoneim

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On Friday, November 24, 2017, the village of Al-Rawda, east of Bir al-Abed town, 40 kilometers from Al-Arish in Egypt’s North Sinai Governorate, witnessed an extremely horrible massacre, where about 312 worshipers were killed during Friday prayers, in the “deadliest terrorist attack in the country’s modern history,” according to Egyptian officials.

A group of militants stormed the Al-Rawda mosque and opened fire on worshippers inside and outside the village’s only mosque to kill them all. The militants (roughly 40 gunmen) also set the cars parked around the mosque on fire to prevent the rescue of any injured survivors. The number of victims reached 312 citizens, including 26 children, by about 25% of the number of males in the north Sinai village. The terrible attack was an unprecedented development in events in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.

In this report, we’ll try to analyze the attack, through reading:

a) The history of the targeted village and spread of the Sufi order there,

b) The way in which domestic and international media handled the attack,

c) The map of actors on the ground in the Sinai Peninsula….

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