The Last 1956 Suez War POWs veterans dies

On Wednesday Mr. Abdel Samad Bally ,the last surviving 1956 Suez War POW has passed away in his village “Al Dibia” at Kafr Sheikh. He was 72 years old.

Mr. Bally had been suing the Israeli government since 2001 and the court ordered a compensation but unfortunately for unknown reason the Egyptian government appealed !!!

His son Mr. Khaled Bally is going to continue in the lawsuit,it was his father well.

The Israeli government was embarrassed from that particular case because it was thought that there were no living 1956 Egyptian POWs.

I feel sad for Mr. Bally, May God bless his soul, he died without receiving his right or even a recognition from his country !! I wish I know more about his story in captivity. I will try to find more information about him insh Allah (SWT).

RIP Mr. Bally

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A letter from a Palestinian Child to the US President

To the leader of the free of world : Barack Obama

A letter from a Palestinian Child to the US President

This is a letter from a Palestinian Child who does not have clear definition for terms like “terrorism” and “peace”.

I am sure the Palestinian children like Gamila, Louai and Samar have similar letters to President Obama.

Please spread this letter to president Obama.

This letter encouraged me to send a message to President Obama:

Dear President Obama  as you are working to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp ,I only ask you that the United States would stop exporting incendiary weapons to Israel like the DIME , I do not ask you to stop supporting Israel whether by money or by arms despite I know in this critical time in the American history each penny from the tax payers money the American citizen deserves now more than ever, more than Israel and more than Egypt and Pakistan.

The road to the ICC

ICC announced new rules to encourage somehow the war criminals to show up with their dignity  in the court !! They can return back to their countries during the trial ..etc. Of course this can happen in a perfect world.No war criminal will give up that easily
Already Amr Moussa , the general secretary of the Arab league is having talks with the ICC in order to sue the IDF for war crimes against the Palestinian People in Gaza as the evidence of war crimes was crystal clear. I respect Moussa’s quick and smart move but I wonder why he did not the same the thing with the Egyptian POWs case when he was a FM of Egypt or even in his current position with my all respect and support to the Palestinian cause1
This is from the official side , unofficially some Arabic civil society and human rights organization will have a meeting today at San’a’ governorate in Yemen in order to form an alliance to sue the IDF war criminals abroad, again I wonder why our civil society organization did not think in this option before but it is a good step. But of course I do not want to be pessimistic already the civil society and human rights organizations in the Arab world are too weak .
On the other hand the Israeli government knows that its soldiers and officers can be sued from wars crimes and as their habit to break international laws and so it announced that it would protect any Israeli fighter accused of war crimes will be granted a state protection from prosecution over seas. Strangely Ehud Olmert who once said that he cried for the murder of the Palestinian children was the one who announced this statement.
Still the human rights organizations in Israel are giving hard time to the military establishment and also the radical Zionists. Yesh Din,an Israeli Human rights organization is calling the IDF to sack a military Rabbi who distributed religious books on the soldiers calling them to show no mercy to a cruel enemy .

POW Camps in Gaza

I am sorry for the lack of the updates in this website. I am afraid I am kind of busy in my blog following the Gaza crisis. Still I found this news today from RafahKid and I though I should post it here. The IDF did not waste any ime in building POWs camps in Gaza.

Based on PNN Report ; Rafah Kid is reporting the following :

The Israeli military imposed four detention camps in the Gaza Strip where they are holding at least 500 Palestinians.

At the site of the former settlement of Netzarim is one camp, with a second in the north’s Beit Hanoun, another in Bani Suheila in the south and a four near the Karni Crossing.

Some Palestinian security prisoners were deported to the Israeli intelligence service to be investigated as part of the “wanted lists of the occupation authorities” for belonging to Hamas.

The problem is that there are already too many Palestinian POWs in the Israeli prisons.

We should not forget that among the Israeli so-called reasons to launch that war against the Gaza sector is the capture of Galid Shalit .

Now they feel how it is like

Now the Israelis feel how it is like to have their sons captured and killed without knowing anything about them

Shimon Perez sad at last
Shimon Perez sad at last

for two years.

Now the Israelis feel how it is like to have last minute hope that their sons will come alive from the door house

despite all the indicators that say other wise.

Now the Israelis feel how it is like to see those who they accuse of being war criminals honored in their country and treated like heroes.

Hezbollah managed to return back its POWs and the remaining of its fighters and other Arab fighters that go back for nearly 3 decades ago in POW swap with Israel for the remains of  Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser under the supervision of Germany.

Many Egyptian families since 1967 are waiting to be like the Israeli or the Arab families that restore their sons whether alive or dead from two weeks ago.

Many Egyptian families wish to know the fate of their sons just the families of  Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, in fact the Israeli families are lucky compared to the Egytpian families that do not know the fate of their sons since 1956.

Samir Kuntar and the Egyptian POW

The free Lebanese POW Samir Kuntar said in an interview for Hezbollah’s  TV Channel Al-Manar that there was an Egyptian POW in the Israeli prison called Eyad Mathour “Sorry If I wrote it wrong” and that that POW was in the prison for the last 22 years !!

Shocking is not it !!?? I thought that Sheikh Mahmoud El-Sawurka was  our last POWs beside our prisoners for

Samir Al Kuntar
Samir Al Kuntar

criminal charges in the Israeli prisons.Correction our last POWs were the two students captured by the IDF on the borders during the second intifida and they were exchanged with the high price which was the infamous spy Azzam Azzam.

There are difference between the Egyptians who are in the Israeli prisons for criminal charges and the POWs jailed for political reasons during the Israeli occupation to Sinai. This does not mean that we should abandon our prisoners in the Israeli prisons but we need to know if we have any more POWs there.

22 years I think is very long period. Already I am astonished not because no one mentioned this man in the media but also Sheikh El-Sawurka did not mention him !! Sheikh Sawurka remembers very well Samir.

A March For Those Who Died For Us

Insh Allah (SWT) tomorrow the 6th of October 2007 some Egyptian People will organize a march in the streets of Cairo from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM paying respect for those who died for us whether in 1967 from men who died in combat or as POWs or in 1973

It is event that had been organized for months now in the Facebook by a group of young people , the description of that event says the following:

On October 6th 2007, we will march through the streets of Cairo to pay respect to our POW s, martyrs and lost ones in the act of war, those who were sadly forgotten.

The time and place information of the event are as follows if you live in Cairo and interested whether to see or to be more active and walk for two hours  :

Time = 7.30 PM to 9.30 PM Cairo Local time

Place =AL Nasr St to Autostrad (El Manasa)

Meeting point= In front of the A-Ahly Club At Al-Nasr city

I will say the truth and I wish this works fine tomorrow because I know the restrictions of security nowadays , still it brings hope that some people really care to think in such a way