Considering the lack of balanced writings on Sinai, and that Egyptian voices from Sinai are rarely heard and forcibly silenced by the Egyptian regime and the international media alike, we wanted to share the following English tweets on Sinai by researcher and journalist Mohannad Sabry. He hasn't said anything publicly since June 2017 but decided to speak up since the last massacre has hit his close friends and family hard.
From his Amazon biography:
Mohannad Sabry is an Egyptian journalist who has reported extensively from the Sinai Peninsula.
He was named a finalist for the 2011 Livingston Award for International Reporting and has been published in Foreign Policy, The Miami Herald, GlobalPost, Al-Monitor, and many other international publications. He was the field producer of PBS Frontline's "Egypt in Crisis," aired in 2013 and nominated for the 2014 Emmy Award for News and Documentary.
He is the author of an important book: Sinai: Egypt's Linchpin, Gaza's Lifeline, Israel's Nightmare
The following are Muhannad's tweets on the recent massacre of Rawda mosque:
1) Out of respect to the fallen, dozens of which are relatives of my dearest friends & colleagues in
5) Bir ElAbd is a part of North
6) Once again,
7) As for the military response & expecting any shift in its strategy, if
8) It is simply naïve, and stupid, to think that the Egyptian military, which killed scores of civilians during its reckless bombardment of villages south of
9) Most importantly,
10) Finally, each and every one of the