Two Israeli tourists killed in Alexandria by Egyptian policeman

 October 9, 2023

In the aftermath of the worst attack on Israel in 50 years, an Egyptian policeman shot into a crowd of Israeli tourists on Sunday morning in the Amoud Al-Sawari area of Alexandria, killing two of them along with an Egyptian and wounding at least one other person. 

The shooter was detained at the site, the Associated Press reported.

The Egyptian who was killed was a tour guide, reports also said.

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo urged Americans to take precautions and linked the shooting to the attacks on Israel by Hamas and Hezbollah.

Outrage at targeting civilians

Well-respected Egyptian writer and TV host Ibrahim Issa called the attack a “terrorist crime" on X and said, “any attempt to justify it is a crime against humanity and the nation.”

Human Rights Watch researcher Amr Magdi also spoke out against the apparent attack, saying on X: “No justification whatsoever for intentionally targeting Israeli civilians in #Egypt, Gaza or anywhere else.”

The attacks on Israel by Hamas and Hezbollah have killed more than 700 Israelis since Saturday. Hamas fighters infiltrated Israel by land, air, and sea after firing thousands of rockets, going from door to door and abducting, raping, or killing civilians.

Israel declared war on Hamas on Sunday, and the death toll on both sides is now more than 1,100.

Rescue service Zaka said that it removed around 260 bodies from a techno music festival in the desert that was attended by thousands, and was attacked by Hamas.

A swift response

Israel said it has already attacked 800 separate Hamas targets and is bombarding the town of Beit Hanoun, which is reportedly being used as a staging area for Hamas fighters. The town has mostly been leveled after most residents fled the area.

“We will continue to attack in this way, with this force, continuously, on all gathering (places) and routes” used by Hamas, Israeli Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari told reporters.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad claim they have 130 hostages and want to trade them for Hamas prisoners being held by Israel.

To further avoid civilian abductions and deaths, the Israeli is evacuating five towns close to Gaza, which is controlled by Hamas.

Israel is not going to sit back and let Hamas hurt their people and try to take their land--nor should they. Hamas is  about to find out what it has unleashed.

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