|From the boat|
Today another group of Syrian and Palestinian refugees were arrested during a fail attempt to emigrate illegally from Egypt to Italy in one of a ship from Alexandria. It is not the first but today things went from bad to worse. The coastal guards opened their fire on one of those illegal emigration killing two of the refugees “30 years old and 50 years old” in the boat and injuring other refugees including a lady.
The rest of the refugees “about 100” were detained in inhuman conditions at the Monatzah 2nd police station. By the way another group of refugees “about 70” were arrested also today while they were at one of the cafes near the port.
I know what those refugees do from legal perspective totally illegal , totally wrong. They did a huge mistake and they will be deported eventually but instead of Italy, they will have other choices like Turkey, Jordan or even Syria.
I know they did a huge mistake against law , still my dear follow Egyptians we have been committing sins since last July against those Syrian guests who found in Egypt some safety heaven they did not find in any other place. These people were trying to escape from our country even if it would cost their lives for God sake !!
Since July 2013 and most of the Syrian refugees are being punished as a price for what the Muslim brotherhood did and for all the rumors on how Hamas and Syrians are helping the Muslim brotherhood. They have been the price for what the MB had done from using their independence flags and their songs in Raba’a sit in.
They have been paying the price for the media incitement against them.Thanks to the media and its current icons from racists like Youssef El Hossainy “on ONTV , a channel that once supported the Syrian revolution” and Tawfik Okasha.
Even Egyptian politicians participated in this shameful campaign like Mostafa El Gendy , the leading member of The Constitution Party who called to people to kill Syrians and Palestinians on the spot at the popular Checkpoints !! El Gendy is the head of the Public diplomacy delegation in Nile Basin countries by the way.
Syrians and Palestinians have been arrested in checkpoints in Egypt and some of them are still deported despite having a residency permit and refugee cards.In July and August Some Syrian families were afraid to go to the streets. Kids were attacked, Syrian restaurants and workshops in October and Damietta were attacked as well. It was like hell.
Now some Syrians fear to speak in their accent in the street to avoid harassments.
Syrian activist Rami Jarrah made this video showing how even Syrian kids are harassed in Egypt by other Egyptian kids who refuse to play with because they are Syrians. One of those kids , Mahmoud is among the Syrians who are currently detained in the police station with his family. They were among the families arrested in today’s boat incident.
Syrians Facing Harassment in Egypt
Reem Magued and Yosri Fouda are in a leave now and we do not know when they will come back.
I believe that the Egyptians will stop that blind hate and collective punishment when they see something different like for instance the crimes committed against Syrians “legal refugees” in Egypt documented at the UNHCR. Very sad stories that kill me.Those people did not flee war to be treated like that while they used to treat Egyptians generously in Syria in the past.
I do not understand at all how the media is claiming that Egypt stands with Syria because we were one in the past while it spreads hate towards the Syrians in Egypt at the same time !!
Rami Jarrah, the famous Alexander Page launched a petition to stop racism against Syrians.
There is also new campaign on the Facebook aimed to show solidarity with the Syrian refugees.
I am truly sorry and ashamed for what is happening to our Syrian brothers and sisters in Egypt nowadays.
I am extremely angry too and feel hopeless. I am angry because those people who came to avoid death in their country are now paying the price for the shit we made by our hands.