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Maat Condemns the Terrorist Attacks on a Checkpoint in Arish

Maat Condemns the Terrorist Attacks on a Checkpoint in Arish

Okeil stressed, from the Human Rights Council, that the international community should take a firm stance against terrorism and extremism

Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights condemns the terrorist attack which took place on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, on a checkpoint in Arish, leaving six martyrs among security forces and seven deaths among the terrorists, two of them were wearing explosive belts.

The Egyptian security forces foiled a simultaneous attack on three security checkpoints in Arish, North Sinai. Security sources said that a number of terrorists targeted three checkpoints and opened fire at the security forces of the checkpoints. Security forces were able to arrest a number of the terrorists, after pursuing them and combing the vicinity of the sites of clashes.

For his part, Ayman Okeil, President of Maat, called upon the Human Rights Council to adopt a serious and firm stance to confront terrorism and extremism. Okeil said that while the High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet talks about terrorists and their families and the right of fighters to return to their home countries and enjoy a fair trial, terrorist attacks continue in a number of countries, including Egypt.

It is worth mentioning that Maat participates in organizing a vigil in front of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on July 2 to denounce terrorist operations, confront extremism and spread tolerance on the sidelines of the 41st session of the Council, which is held from June 24 to July 12. Maat is participating with an international mission of 26 individuals from 8 European and African countries.

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