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Copt beheaded in Arish

Robeir al-Faris

11 Jul 2013 8:50 pm

The body of the 65-year-old Magdy Lamei was found, his head severed from his body, on a street in the cemetary district in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuwayed where he had lived

The body of the 65-year-old Magdy Lamei was found, his head severed from his body, on a street in the cemetary district in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuwayed where he had lived.
Lamei, a trader,  had been kidnapped by masked men as he walked on the street in front of his home last Saturday, and a ransom of EGP300,000 demanded of his family.
Father Youssef Sobhy of Arish told Watani that the prosecution was investigating the crime. Once it issues a burial permit, a funeral service would be held for Lamei at the bishopric##s church in Arish. He will be buried in his home town of Qantara off the Suez Canal eastern bank.
All tha Christian residents of the North Sinai towns of Rafah and Sheikh Zuwayed have fled the towns which are now frequently targeted by the Islamist Jihadis and the Hamas elements that have stationed themselves in Sinai.
Last week, the Egyptian Armed Forces declared Sinai a zone of war against terrorism.


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