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Current issue | Issue 1232, (5 - 11 February 2015)
Sunday,19 August, 2018
Issue 1232, (5 - 11 February 2015)

Ahram Weekly


Compiled by Doaa El-Bey

Parking in the heart of Cairo
Parking in the heart of Cairo
Al-Ahram Weekly

Parking in the heart of Cairo

To resolve the pressing problem of parking in downtown Cairo, the new Tahrir Parking lot was inaugurated in Tahrir Square Saturday. It was built on an area of 20,000 square metres and comprises 4 underground floors to accommodate approximately 1,700 cars as well as 24 tourist buses.

War of attrition

"The last explosions in Sinai show clearly that Egypt is fighting a major war of attrition. The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and other armed terrorist groups know that burning state buildings or interrupting a state service or utility will not bring the MB back to power, but it will help the MB to present Egypt as an insecure state in order to thwart the economic conference and ruin tourism."

Ali Al-Sayed, Al-Masry Al-Youm


Black terror

"We are facing black terror. Egyptians now believe that there is no difference between the MB, ISIS, Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, Jund Allah or any other terrorist organisation. Those who do not carry weapons provide the political cover. Even the statements sometimes issued to denounce a terrorist operation are just another maneuvering tool."

Said Al-Shahhat, Al-Youm Al-Sabei


Our daughter is dead

“The fury caused by Shaimaa's death is not an overreaction on the death of one person. It has come to reflect a growing feeling of marginalisation. Political conflicts, media discourse, the behaviour of the authorities and the protest law all contributed to deepening that feeling. Shaimaa's death brought it to a climax.”

Gamal Abdel-Gawad, Al-Watan


Dollar hike

“The price of the US Dollar rose to LE 6.51 in the banks on Sunday. The Euro, the Sterling and other foreign currencies saw a similar rise.”

Al-Youm Al-Sabei


Martyr of the nation

"The poor dear. He died unceremoniously. Had he been a political activist, all the newspapers would have published his picture and press conferences would have been held for him."

Amr Selim, Al-Masry Al-Youm


Sally Bent Zohney@sallyzohney

#Sinai is a blood scene. I'm speechless towards the killing of innocent soldiers and real terrorism. May their souls rest in peace. #Egypt


Nervana Mahmoud@Nervana_1

Osama Askar is Sisi's choice to head the counter- terrorism unit. The third army is taking the lead in #Sinai — a major shake-up.


The Big Pharaoh @TheBigPharaoh  

In his speech, Sisi did not say even one word about North Sinai locals, the ones he need the most to defeat terrorists.


The Nagoul @NAGOUL1

Security measures at the #CairoBookFair are unprecedented. Today saw a kilometer-long queue waiting to get in due to security searches.


“Galal Amer: ‘We may differ with the regime or the people in power but we can never differ with the country. Advice from a brother: do not stand with a 'militia' against your country even if that country is just a place where you sleep on the pavement every night’."

Mo’men Selim


“God rest the souls of our honourable martyrs. Our battle with terrorism is irrevocable. What happened reflects the nature of the battle that started under Morsi and the MB. Another thing is that we expect more decisiveness from the armed forces: we would never blame them for that because this is the nature of the fight against terrorism. However, they should learn from previous experiences and mistakes. The third point is that any lenience with terrorism in Sinai or with the MB and its supporters would wreck havoc on Egypt.”

Hani Raslan

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