Photo: Courtesy of Roi Kais
Video purports to show Egyptian soldiers executing detainees in Sinai
The shocking video circulated by the Muslim Brotherhood shows what appear to be armed men in uniform removing civilians from a military vehicle before shooting them to death at point blank range; Egyptian media and regime deny allegations.
A channel affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, who are opposed to the rule of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, published shocking footage Thursday of Egyptian soldiers executing prisoners in the Sinai.



In a disturbing video, several uniformed and armed men are shown removing civilians from a military vehicle before shooting them in cold blood.


Egyptian soldiers allegedly executing prisoners


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It is unclear when the events depicted took place, but the video is circulating around social media networks.


The video showed a soldier picking up a weapon lying next to a body before shooting one of the civilians in the head. According to the channel, soldiers then placed the weapon next to the body in order to make it appear that the man was armed.


Additionally, the Muslim Brotherhood affiliated channel claimed that the bodies in the video are identical to those published by a spokesman for the Egyptian military in December. The photos published on the spokesman's Facebook page were intended to show the el-Sisi regime's progress against terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula.


However, Egyptian media affiliated with the regime were quick to reject the allegations and cited several explanations in order to prove that the video was a mere fabrication aimed at tarnishing the Egyptian army.


Photo: Courtesy of Roi Kais (Photo: Courtesy of Roi Kais)
Photo: Courtesy of Roi Kais


Egyptian news website Al-Bawaba reported that the Arabic spoken in a conversation between one of the Egyptian soldiers and one of the alleged executioners was not in the Egyptian dialect. They also claimed that the uniforms of the military were not the same, indicating that the video appeared to be fabricated.


The same channel that circulated the video, which broadcasts outside of Egypt, published a number of reports in recent years aimed at embarrassing the el-Sisi regime.


Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (Photo: AFP) (Photo: AFP)
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (Photo: AFP)


One such video included a conversation that allegedly took place between Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Yitzhak Molcho, an envoy of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The two were apparently discussing transferring the islands of Tiran and Sanafir.


The Egyptian army is currently engaged in operations to rid the Sinai of ISIS militants, who have established a presence in the area, periodically firing rockets at Israel and attacking Egyptian government forces.


(Translated and edited by Fred Goldberg)


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