News

Cairo Opera House Suspends Activities to Mourn Sinai Mosque Attack Victims

Cairo Opera House Suspends Activities to Mourn Sinai Mosque Attack Victims

The Cairo Opera House

Cairo Opera House has announced that it suspends its activities for a duration of three days at all of its venues, including in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour, in honor of the victims of the attack on Friday against a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai.

In an official statement, the management of the Opera House said that it “mourns the martyrs of the homeland” and that its venues will be closed during the three-day mourning period.

“Cairo Opera House announces the suspension of all its artistic and cultural activities along all its venues in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour Atyara […] mourning for the souls of the martyrs of the country who fell due to the brutal terrorist incident that took place at Al Rawda Mosque in Announcement of deferred offers at a later date,” the statement read.

It went on to say that both artists and employees condemn the attack, describing the perpetrators as having “no religion,” while stressing that the incident will only “increase our determination to continue building the nation”.

Meanwhile, Egypt’s Minister of Health Ahmed Emad El-Din was quoted on Saturday by ministry spokesperson Khaled Megahed as saying that 88 out of the 128 people injured after Friday’s attack are in stable condition, according to state-run news agency MENA.

Earlier on Saturday, the country’s top prosecutor Nabil Sadek said that between 25 and 30 armed men had raised the flag of the Islamic State in the attack against the Rawda mosque in the Bir al-Abd village close to al-Arish in North Sinai.

After the conclusion of Friday prayers, armed militants stormed the mosque killing 305, and injuring another 128.

Egypt’s army and police forces carried out air strikes and ground operations in surrounding areas of the mosque on Friday night, targeting militants believed to have been involved in the attack.

Union of Sinai Tribes Calls for ‘Revenge’ to Combat Terrorism: Statement
Egypt’s Coptic Churches Ring Bells in Solidarity with Victims of Sinai Mosque Attack

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

El-Tahrir’s Mugamma to Transform into ‘World Class’ Hotel

Salma Hamed11 August 2022

Saudi Egyptian Investment Co. Invests USD 1.3 Billion in State-Owned Egyptian Companies

Marina Makary10 August 2022

Egypt to Impose Energy Use Restrictions

Farah Rafik10 August 2022

Sharqia Girl Salma Bahgat Stabbed to Death for Ending Relationship

Mona Abdou10 August 2022

IOM: Egypt Home to More Than 9 Million International Migrants

Sara Ahmed8 August 2022

Ahead of COP27 Egypt to Receive €4 Million from EU to Support Environmental Protection

Farah Rafik8 August 2022

Egypt Brokers Ceasefire in Gaza as 31 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Strikes

Zeina Hanafy7 August 2022

New Saudi Egyptian Investment Company to Attract $10 Billion Investments

Egyptian Streets6 August 2022