Fri, 02 Oct 2020 - 05:12 GMT
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 - 05:12 GMT
Hundreds of Egyptians took to streets around the Unknown Soldier Memorials in Cairo’s Nasr City to celebrate the 1973 victory
CAIRO – 2 October 2020: Hundreds of Egyptians took to streets around the Unknown Soldier Memorials in Cairo’s Nasr City to celebrate the 1973 victory against Israel and to renew support to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, days after anti-regime protest calls failed.
The pro-regime celebrations came as per a call by a number of political parties. The number of people celebrating the victory anniversary have increased, as they appeared raising Egyptian flags.
Also, on Social Media, people have defended the state and the president against opposite calls, affirming that such celebrations mark an end to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group’s ambitions to spread chaos across the country.
In Alexandria, a huge celebration has been organized in Sidi Gaber square. Protesters have appeared chanting slogans including “Tahya Misr” (Long Live Egypt).
They have also expressed appreciation to the soldiers who have sacrificed their lives in the October War.
Being hungry for a political turmoil in Egypt, Qatari state-owned Al Jazeera and other pro-Muslim Brotherhood channels have forced themselves to abandon the fact-checking process and publish a video fabricated by a famous Egyptian firm of alleged protests in Giza, west of the capital.
The Muslim Brotherhood organization has been designated by the Egyptian state as terrorist since late in 2013, after the ousting of the group’s leader, Mohamed Morsi, only one year after he took post as president.
Fake protests were filmed by the United Company for Media Services led by Tamer Morsy, an Egyptian businessman and media producer, in a filming location. It was sent on purpose to these channels, known for hostile reporting against the Egyptian state, to test the degree of their professionalism.
TV presenters and public figures were shocked as Al Jazeera decided to publish the video as showing real protests without checking the source or treating the video with skepticism and citing unknown sources.
Khaled Salah, Editor-in-chief of the private newspaper and news website Youm7, brought down the curtain on these channels’ dream of chaotic protests in the country, as he revealed that the video, claimed to be of protests in Giza’s Nazlet El Semman village, is fabricated.
A special episode on Extra News channel has hosted Salah together with TV presenter Youssef Al Hosseini, to show how the video was made up to uncover the unprofessional attitude of Qatari and Turkish funded channels.
The video shows a number of youths filmed in the Media Production City in Giza, while receiving instructions from a film director, just before they started to chant slogans against the Egyptian state as part of a scene.
A single short video caused you to take your biggest slap, Salah said, addressing Al Jazeera, Mekameleen, Al Sharq and Rassd news outlets. You pay fabulous sums of money to spread lies and deceive people, he said, mocking them by saying: “Thank you for your cooperation.”