Yesterday 21 February saw the killing of two more Copts in the North Sinai town of al-Arish. Saad Hakim Hanna, 65, was shot in the head by masked men in Soliman al-Farsi Street in the district of Zuhour as he walked with his son Medhat, 45. Medhat was burned alive.
The death of the two Hannas takes the number of Copts killed by Daesh in Arish during the last three weeks up to six. They are the first two victims to fall following the video in which Daesh threatened Egypt’s Copts.