Sun, 04 Oct 2020 - 02:08 GMT
Parliament Speaker Ali abdel-Aal at the House of Representatives - press photo
CAIRO – 10 April 2020: Egyptian Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal on Sunday has praised the president, for being keen on preserving the security and stability of the country, ahead of the anniversary of the 1973 war led by late President Anwar El Sadat.
After the defeat in the Six-Day War in 1967, in which Israel captured the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights, the Egyptian forces launched its war 6 years later - on October 6, 1973 at 2:00 p.m. (Cairo time) - against the Israeli troops and restored 15 kilometers of Sinai’s land.
Sadat went to war with Israel in October 1973. The October War was fought by a coalition of Arab states, led by Egypt and Syria, against Israel in Sinai and the Golan Heights.
The Israeli forces were forced to retreat to Gaza strip. Meanwhile, Syrian troops waged the war near Golan Heights against the Israeli troops.
The rest of the peninsula was recovered through a peace treaty signed in 1979; except for Taba that Egypt retrieved by international arbitration in 1988. The Israeli withdrawal from Sinai occurred in stages that ended in 1982.
“You have been keen, Mr. President, since people have entrusted you, that our Armed Forces remain strong and supplied with the latest weapons and technology, so that Egypt remains safe and stable,” Speaker Abdel Aal said, referring to incumbent President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
Abdel Aal has paid tribute to the Armed Forces; President Sadat, the war-peace decision maker; soldiers who have sacrificed themselves in the war.”
He said people of the Armed Forces are still sacrificing themselves to pursue “darkness bats and spoilers in earth” and eliminate their presence on the Egyptian soil.