On Wednesday Mr. Abdel Samad Bally ,the last surviving 1956 Suez War POW has passed away in his village â€œAl Dibiaâ€ 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.
Ambassador Mahmoud Bassiouny surprised the audience of the dialogue forum at Bibliothca Alexandria with several shocking surprises yesterday that deserved to be post in the first pages in newspapers , at least the independent newspapers published them for their controversy.
He spoke about several points including the nature of his work as the Ambassador of Egypt in Israel ,
according to his confession he went there as an intelligence officer after long career and heading the Israel sector in military intelligence.
He spoke about Ashraf Marwan ,adding more fuel to the fire , complicating the enigmatic case already , he said indirectly or even directly that Marwan was not our man but rather was working for the Israelis at the same time the public media is glorifying the late businessman and enigma man as a national hero.
He spoke about Um Al-Rashrash ,he said that it was not Egyptian but rather Palestinian, still what he said regarding the remains of the officers found from several months concern us.
Contrary to we thought , according to Bassiouny the remains were for Palestinian soldiers , of course this is strange because if they were Palestinians ,they would be identified,already the Palestinians as far as I know are keeping chronicles of their wars with Jewish gangs and afterward the Israeli army. They document every piece of their history so I do not know how they can miss this , they are not Palestinians.
To our core concern regarding the POWs case
According to the former Ambassador we can go and sue Israel internationally because we do not have any evidence that prove that they killed our POWs !!!!!
Insh Allah tomorrow the 6th of October 2007 some Egyptian People will organize a march in the streets of Cairo from 7:30 PMÂ to 9:30 PMÂ paying respect for those who died for us whether in 1967 fromÂ 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 hoursÂ :
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