A video clip has been circulated on the social networks, showing Hossam Fawzy, the former head of the North Sinai Dispute Settlement Committee, threatening to escalate operations against the army. “The revenge will be bigger,” he said.
“Our people in Sinai and those who sympathize with Sisi – fear God and know that it is not limited to Rafah or Sheikh Zuweid, for we will target Arish next,” he said in the video.
“The issue is not Sinai. It is the homeland that has been hijacked by criminals and sold to the Zionists,” he added.
Several terrorist attacks were carried out in North Sinai on Sunday, targeting army vehicles and the Arish police station.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm