To intimidate the people or distort the army.. What are the real goals behind the leaking of the killing videos in Sinai?

In conjunction with fierce battles taking place between the army and its supporting tribes militias on the one hand and the Sinai Province fighters since August 11, 2022 due to their approaching 5 km from the Suez Canal and the occupation of the Jalbana area, a huge leak of videos of the killing of the people of Sinai took place.

The videos that were published in succession and amounted to nearly four videos of the extrajudicial killing of people in Sinai by soldiers in army uniforms and militias, with bullets while they were blindfolded or injured, and other videos of the expulsion and demolition of the homes of the people of Sinai, raised questions.

The Egyptian army forces and some members of civilian clothes from local militias operating under the orders of the Egyptian army carried out an extrajudicial killing of a young man for help, who was arrested with his hands tied behind his back in North Sinai Governorate and then killed.

Who leaked videos about the killing of citizens by members of the army in this way that shows the brutality of the army, such as cutting off the hand of a young man named Anas and then shooting him in the head? And why now? What are the purposes of its publication and why? And why Twitter and Facebook rushed to delete it.

Is the aim of leaking the videos to intimidate Wilayat Sinai fighters and those who join them from the tribes, and to intimidate the people of Sinai and the entire Egyptian people into cooperating with the army?

Or is the goal the opposite and those who leaked the videos are sovereign parties who deliberately leaked them in response to the threats of those behind the activist residing in Canada, Nermin Adel, in other agencies, who spoke about being behind her “people sign countries and countries rise”, and that their goal is to bring down Sisi and reveal his black box And send messages to him through it!

Is it possible that the goal is to hit the army itself with these videos, distort its image and show its brutality, after Sisi’s devices monitored the boiling state within the army and the spread of talk about the imminent end of his rule, with the aim of inciting public opinion against the army?–13-.html

Not the first time

This is not the first time that videos showing brutal extrajudicial killings in Sinai have been leaked.

On March 16, 2017, Human Rights Watch issued a report on what it described as: Possible unlawful executions in SinaiShe said that it “relyed on several sources, including documents and interviews with relatives of the dead, in addition to a video of the supposed raid that was edited and published by the authorities.”

The video, which was broadcast by the anti-Egyptian channel “Mekamleen”, showed that a number of men, wearing Egyptian military uniforms and carrying Kalashnikovs, unloaded a number of men in civilian clothes, who were said to be in Sinai, from an army vehicle. Earth.

One of the soldiers was shown shooting directly in the head of one of the individuals in their fist, who was filmed by another person.

And the appearance of a picture of one of the three youths who were liquidated in the leaked video sparked Army Spokesperson’s Official Page On December 6, 2016, an argument about: Is the video date old? And what is its relationship to what the military spokesman published with the same pictures of the dead, and ensured that they were terrorists killed by the army in military operations while they were liquidated outside the law.

The images shown by the video for these “attaritorial elements” during the clip extending from the second (34) to the second (44), showed a picture of one of the youths who were eliminated in the already leaked video.

The leak raised a number of questions, and cast more doubts about the nature of the war waged by the army against terrorism in Sinai, its practices there, and the extent to which it has achieved achievements praised by President Sisi, in light of the issuance of military statements indicating the killing of nearly a thousand militants, while statements by Egyptian leaders estimate Sinai Province has only 500 militants.

Activists wondered at the time who had leaked this video to the Mukameleen channel, and were they the same sources that had leaked previous calls to the Egyptian president, his office manager Abbas Kamel, and security leaders? Or a collaborator with the army, which may have leaked to the Awakening to expose them? Or is the diversion in the context of hardware conflicts.

Human Rights Watch spoke in a statementthen about the authenticity of the leaked video, and demanded an investigation into the leak, and called on America and other countries to stop military aid to Egypt after it was proven that American weapons were used in the “field executions of the army in Sinai.”

The international organization accused “local militias”, in reference to the “Sinai Awakening”, operating at the request of the Egyptian army, of killing between 2 to 8 civilians in the latest leak, noting that “a member of the Egyptian military intelligence service was watching and directing the first execution.”

The organization said that “soldiers used Humvees provided by the United States to transport detainees,” calling on “countries that provide weapons, materials or training to the Egyptian army to suspend all this aid as long as the Egyptian armed forces are responsible for widespread and serious violations of human rights,” according to the statement.

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