POW Mohamed Hosni Mubarak

Many Egyptians know that President Hosni Mubarak had a cameo in an old black and white Egyptian film in 1950s  but most Egyptians ignore the fact that President Mubarak was captured as a POW in a war. Contrary to what you may think he was not captured as a POW in our wars 1956 and 1967 , President Mubarak was captured in the Sand war between Morocco and Algeria in  1963.

During that war Egypt was supporting Algeria against Morocco politically and militarily , it is not clear up till now the participation of Mubarak and whether he was transferring weapons or he was leading a squad of Egyptian and Algerian pilots , probably the later story is the correct one as it is supported by the Moroccans themselves.  Lieutenant Hosni Mubarak and his group were captured in Moroccan Aïn Chouatèr area .

As soon as notorious general Mohamed Oufkir knew about the capture of Egyptian and Algerian pilots , he ordered their immediate transfer to Marrakech for interrogation otherwise he would cut off the head of his officers !! God only knows what those young men had seen on the hand of that man. In the same year King Hassan exchanged our POWs in president Nasser’s presence at the African summit in Bamako.

This story found its way again after long time of neglect in 2009 when Moroccan newspaper Al Alam published an interview with the man who captured a man who became the president of the powerful Arab country in the world. In 2009 Moroccan Pilot Saleh Hashad spoke about the incident breifly on Al Jazeera channel.

There is no clear reason why this has not been mentioned in our official media or in Mubarak’s official biography despite the facts the Moroccans do not hide it and we have good relations with them and President Sadat who preceded President Mubarak was in jail in twice for two grave charges and he did not hide at all. Some people claimed that this incident did not find its way to the Egyptian public because the regime loves to hide the Nasserite regime mistakes which is untrue because during the Sadat’s era we knew much more grave mistakes and sins the Nasser regime had committed against the Egyptian and Arabic public.

The capture period is very hard for any solider and God only knows what Mubarak and his follow Egyptian pilots had seen on the hands of General Oufkir till their return back to Cairo so it is natural that that experience had left its remarks on Mubarak and re-shaped even on a little scale part of his personality. President Mubarak as a human knows very well what it means to become a POW and and how it feels to fear on your life and your constant wonder on whether you will return home or not ; this is why it is shocking to know how the Mubarak regime is treating our 1956 and 1967 POWs file.

The Real Headline of The Week

After few hours Dostor Weekly issue will hit the newsstand with a new scoop that probably will cause a lot of stir in the Egyptian-Israeli relations. Dostor will publish astonishing details about a new POW mass grave found in Sinai supported by video and photos.

According to OnTv’s “headline” show  this mass grave is in the middle zone of Sinai. The middle zone of Sinai if I am not mistaken is at the Metla passages , already this is a strategic military zone in Sinai.
Wait for more coverage insh Allah (SWT).

I do not know yet the details and the background of this mass grave but I know that this area was badly damaged in the heavy rains that hit Sinai from couple of months ago so may be these heavy rains were not a curse but rather a bless as they revealed a hidden crime under the sand after all those decades.

Wait for more coverage insh Allah (SWT)

Update

Here is the episode of “Headline” show discussing the Egyptian POW mass graves found in Sinai with Egyptian journalist Wael Mamdouh of Dostor.Unlike what I though earlier these mass graves were not newly found , they have been known all the time by the locals in Sinai as they used to bury our men properly after the departure of the murderers. Wael Mamdouh documented everything including the remains of the POWs cloths found in the scene and kept by the locals besides their testimonies. Until this moment the locals there know the names of the officers who committed these crimes and are ready to testify against them.

A very interesting piece of information Mamdouh found in his research that the Israelis did not care that much to hide their crimes against our POWs in Sinai because they thought that Sinai would be theirs forever but after the 1973 war and also during the Camp David negotiations they began to fear that their crimes with their hard evidence would be exposed and thus they found a way to hide it, they planted landmines in the big cemeteries !!

This is just the start

40 Years On Bahar El-Baqar Massacre

From 40 years ago the IAF attacked a small village in Egypt called Bahar El-Baqar targeting a small 3 classrooms school , that school was named after the village : Bahar El-Baqar primary school.

The Israelis attacked the school claiming that they had mistaken it for a military facility , the result of their mistake as usual was 30 dead students not to mention the injured.

Bahar El-Baqr school massacre is just one bloody page in the Israeli army book of war crimes. 40 years have passed and strangely despite the official neglect the people still remember it , the name of “Bahar El-Baqar” has been immortalized in our Egyptian memory forever whether by a small dramatic scene in film starring Magda or Poem by Egypt’s Saleh Jahin that was sang by Shadia

Bahar El-Baqar raids according to international standards now are a war crime.

Remembering Bahar El-Baqar and paying respect to its victims won’t affect our relations with Israel on the contrary it will send a message to the whole world that Egypt never forgets her children

Breaking News : 60 Seconds

First of all Arabic channels have just aired the video of Shalit , those expensive 60 seconds that prove he is a live and fine not to mention healthy

I will work to post it here. Shalit looks fine in fact great unlike the Palestinian and Arab prisoners. Shalit’s message was recorded last September 14, 2009 as the newspaper he was holding showed the date.

Today earlier Israel has released 19 female prisoners for those important 60 seconds, very important 60 seconds which are recorded for sure.

I want to say something , this small deal is very important , yes most of those 19 female prisoners were going to be released sooner next year but the fact that for just 60 seconds , 19 prisoners were released after years of negotiations.

Israel did not win in this deal as much as both Hamas and Omar Soliman did and I say Omar Soliman because this is a bounce for his foreign policies political record.

Here are the complete of the Palestinian female prisoners freed today by the Israeli forces :

  1. Ayat Kisi Original release date: November 18, 2009.
  2. Rojena Riyad Mohammed JinajiraOriginal release date: June 9, 2011.”
  3. Rimat abu Ayisha Original release date: November 13, 2009.”
  4. Haba Assad Halil Alantasha Original release date: March 03, 2011.”
  5. Samud Abdullah Halil Original release date: December 15, 2009.”
  6. Mimouna Javrin Held without bail pending trial”
  7. Jihad Abu-Turki Original release date: May 24, 2011″
  8. Barah Malki Original release date: November 11, 2009″
  9. Lila Mohammed Tzalah al-Buhari Original release date: October 31, 2010″
  10. Fatima Yunus al-Zak Held without bail pending trial”
  11. Nifin Halil Abdallah Dak Original release date: January 01, 2010″
  12. Kafah Bahash Original release date: September 08, 2010″
  13. Linan Yusuf Abu Ghulma Original release date: September 08, 2010″
  14. Shirin Mohammed Hasan Original release date: March 04, 2010″
  15. Sana’a Tzalah Hagargah Original release date: August 05, 2010″
  16. Sabeena Ziad Mohammed Manal Original release date: November 19, 2010″
  17. Zahoor Abed HamdanOriginal release date: May 15, 2011″
  18. Hiam Ahmed Yusuf Ba’id Original release date: May 07, 2010″
  19. Nahad Farhat Daghra Held without bail pending trial”
  20. Najuah Abed Alghani Held without bail pending trial”

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.

The Egyptian Government is obliged to present a justification to Samir Kuntar’s statements about this Egyptian POWs.

Already if this is true then it is bad for Egypt who has relationship with Israel that gives her the right to demand its POWs

The POWs in a nation in waiting

Al Jazeera International aired a special documentary “A Nation in Waiting” for the occasion of President Mubarak’s 80th birthday, this documentary is about his life and a quick critical look to Egypt under his rule for the last 27 years. It is one hour documentary, in You Tube it is divided in to four parts , in the first part which deals with the early life of Mubarak and also a quick to Egypt under Nasser’s rule there is a part concerning the six days war “which is a turning point in Mubarak’s military career”; this part includes a footage for Egyptian POWs

Here is the Clip , it is in the middle

I just want to add something , if you want to comment on this documentary based on its main content which is the life of President Mubarak , well be my guest in my main blog

Another thing I may not agree with President Mubarak’s policies as a President of State but I can’t deny what he had presented to this country as an EAF commander who helped in the reconstruction of the EAF after its semi-destruction in the six days war.

A red rose for all our heroes in their day

Today it marks the Martyr Day, today the 9th of March we celebrate in Egypt the memory of all those great men who sacrifice their lives  for Egypt , for all those great warriors who fall in our battles for freedom and honour , for liberty and greatness , those warriors who are the living proof that we have the best warriors in the world

A Beautiful red rose with the colour of blood to all those great men

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Some people forget this day but I remember it

By the way the 9th of March marks the martyrdom of General Abd El-Monaim Riyad ,the Chief of Staff on the Egyptian Front at the Suez Canal in 1969 , this great man was a brilliant military general and it is enough to know that this man in the six days war made some small victories in the Jordanian front “he was heading it” . Already if that man were heading the Egyptian army in 1967 ,surely the result was different , unfortunately he was not the favourite type field marshal Amar respected !!!

P.S There is something strange in Egyptian National TV , they have suddenly remembered it , the TV presenters are wearing red rose !! Since when the National Egyptian became so patriot !!??

The POWs Case on TV in Ramadan

First happy Ramadan to all Muslims in the world , Ramadan Karim

Second I am sorry for the lake of the updates , pardon me but I was so busy in the last months

Third For the first time this year the Egyptian Drama discusses the case of the Egyptian POWs more deeply than usual

The Egyptian POWs is the focus of the Egyptian TV series “Point of Order“-نقطة نظام-

Point of Order” is about a 1967 veteran who witnessed the murder ofSalah El-Sadany the Egyptian POWs and their burial alive in the sands of Sinai , this veteran who could not forget what happened finds him in front of the same man that killed those POWs ,the same Israeli officer ,whom years later became a business man

That Israeli officer-business is coming to invest in Egypt after all those years , after what he did from crimes against the Egyptian POWs

The TV Series discusses this taboo along with other issues like the corruption and social problems the Egyptian society Facing Nowadays.

This TV Series is written by the famous Mohamed Safaa Amar , the script writer whose TV series are always successful and top rated by both viewers and critics , he wrote this TV series from five years ago only now he was able to represent it

It is directed by famous director Ahmed Saqr who had many successful and serious Egyptian TV series

The TV Series is starred by an A list actors of TV Drama in both Egypt and Syria : the leading roles are for Salah El-Sadany,Poussi and for the first time the famous Syrian star Suszan Nagm El-Din 

“Point of Order” despite being shown in a very crowd and competitive time in Ramadan with other TV Series began to win the press attention due to the sensitivity of its topic

It is currently being shown on the following channels :

– Art Hakayat – 01:00 PM “Cairo local time

ADTV – 01:00 “Emirates local time

As soon as the TV series is finished ,I will post its links for download

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10 PM Special episode with the Egyptian POWs

At last I was able to upload the fantastic episode of popular TV show on Dream TV2 “10 PM” with the Egyptian POWs to Veoh.com

This episode is very important ,the guests were former Egyptian POWs in 1967 and citizens from the Al-Arish city

It is in Arabic language for now

These clips were added to the the video section which I made some changes for it ,so it won’t be over crowded , the 10 PM Special Episode with the Egyptian POWs is now in the Dream TV section in the video section , I also made a special section for the “Rush Shaked” documentary for its importance