Compensations to be provided to the families of the victims of Al-Rawdah village



Sun, 26 Nov 2017 - 08:03 GMT


Sun, 26 Nov 2017 - 08:03 GMT

Al-Rawdah Mosque in North Sinai hit by terrorist attack on November 24, 2017 - press photo

Al-Rawdah Mosque in North Sinai hit by terrorist attack on November 24, 2017 - press photo

CAIRO – 26 November 2017: The Minister of Housing, Utilities and New Urban Communities Mustafa Madbouli held a meeting on Sunday with the Ministers of Solidarity and Health, North Sinai's governor and representatives from Al-Orman Charity Association and Red Crescent to organize support for the families of the victims at the recent Al-Arish terrorist attack.

They have agreed that LE 10,000 and LE 5000 in compensation will be dispensed to the family of each worshiper whose life has been claimed and each injured victim, respectively.

In addition, the Ministry of Social Solidarity is conducting a quick search of social data of the Rawdah village to ensure basic needs are met, to provide job opportunities for its citizens and to set up small project suitable to the economic activities of the region.

The meeting also focused on possible ways to accelerate the set-up of a comprehensive developmental scheme for Bir el-Abd to deal with the repercussions of the attack, in order to offer financial compensation to the families of the victims and to provide food to the village.

Representatives of some civil organizations have declared their willingness to stand beside Egypt and provide financial and logistic support to the village’s citizens, such organizations offer vital help to the government when community services are concerned.

The death toll of the terrorist attack that hit a mosque in Arish, North Sinai on Friday rose to 305, including 27 children, and 128 more people were wounded, according to the Attorney General’s statement.

A number of terrorists stormed Rawdah Mosque in west Arish City during Friday prayers and detonated an explosive device. The mosque was damaged as a result of the bomb.

Eyewitnesses said the terrorists set fire to cars that belonged to residents and blocked a road in Rawdah village.

Security and medical sources in the attacked area reported that forces halted traffic on Arish-Qantara Road and deployed ambulance vehicles to transport the injured to the hospital.

A three-day state of mourning has been announced. Meanwhile, international condemnations have been issued in numerous statements worldwide.



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