The free Lebanese POW Samir Kuntar said in an interview for Hezbollahâ€™sÂ TV Channel Al-Manar that there was an Egyptian POW in the Israeli prison called Eyad Mathour â€œSorry If I wrote it wrongâ€ and that that POW was in the prison for the last 22 years !!
Shocking is not it !!?? I thought that Sheikh Mahmoud El-Sawurka wasÂ our last POWs beside our prisoners for
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 Kuntarâ€™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