Egyptian singer Angham said she had received a threatening message following her criticism of Israeli army spokesperson Avichai Adraee.
Angham published a blog post on her Instagram account where she wrote: “I received a very despicable threatening message on my private phone.”
“My response was nothing but mocking laughter, as [the message] reflected weakness, meanness, and helplessness,” she added.
“We know very well who you are: occupiers, rapists, and murderers. This is how the world knew you, and this is how we will consign you to the dustbins of history, if history remembers you at all,” she continued.
“I am not defending Egypt, because this message is the greatest evidence that its wound is still deep on your forehead, which we have broken.”
“Egypt will forever remain a nightmare from which you will never wake up, and its land will remain free, lying as a witness to your meanness, always reminding you of the darkest moments your people have ever lived. And the land of Sinai will forever bear witness to your terrible defeat, which we will celebrate from now on every hour, not every year.”
Angham concluded her post, saying: “The heroic people of Palestine are owners of the land by law until the Day of Judgment, despite your systematic ethnic genocide… Soon, a day will come when Israel is but dust under your feet.”
The controversy began after Angham made a post saying she was praying for Adraee’s death after he asked civilians in Gaza to evacuate due to aerial bombardment by Israeli air fighters.
The singer commented on a post at the X website (formerly Twitter) when Adraee had earlier asked the residents of the town of Zaytoun in the Gaza Strip to evacuate to the south of the strip.
“May God take you and relieve us from your seeing your face,” was the singer’s response.
Adraee then shared a picture of Angham on his X account, saying: “Dear artist Angham, who is supposed to be of a degree of sophistication in her publications. God will take back all His servants and there is no one who lives on this earth forever. But the difference is there are those who will meet a painful torment in the afterlife, and there are those who will be [granted] God the Almighty’s mercy for their humane actions.”
“I hope you will not fall into the first category for supporting the plan of #ISIS_Hamas, who killed, raped, and burned Israeli civilians while they were sleeping, and pushed their people toward hell with the actions of human animals,” he added.
In response, Angham wrote: “You do not deserve politeness in speech or interaction. My name is #Angham, an Egyptian Arab singer. Do you know what Egyptian means? I mean #Egypt. Sophistication and politeness are for the classy, not with those like you, #Zionist. We Egyptians know humanity well. Do you remember when we sent you your captives covered in their pajamas, after the Egyptian army defeated you in the 1973 war and #Sinai was returned from you occupiers? You usurpers, humanity is innocent of people like you and innocent of the actions of your group and your brutal #Nazi, children, women and innocent civilians’ killer army. Religion is innocent of your actions and lies (and for every action there is a reaction).”
The brutality continues
The Israeli bombing of Gaza continues for the 17th day in a row since the launch of “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation by Palestinian resistance movement Hamas on October 7.
The death toll from the Israeli bombing of Gaza amounted to 4,651, including 1,873 children, 1,023 women, and 187 elderly people, in addition to 14,245 sustaining various injuries. Residential areas and infrastructure have sustained massive destruction as well in the Strip, with thousands of Palestinians displaced.
The Israeli army announced its intention to intensify its strikes against Gaza in preparation for the next phase of its attack on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.