Terrorists Kill Christian in Egypt’s Sinai, Second Time in a Week

Terrorists linked to the Islamic States gunned down a Coptic Christian teacher on his way to school in northern Sinai on Thursday.

According to police sources, this is the second killing of a Christian in less than a week in the troubled region.

The 50-year-old Gamal Tawfiq was shot in the head by two terrorsists who were following him on a motorbike he walked from home to work at El-Samran School in the morning in the city of el-Arish

Separately, on Sunday, terrorists gunned down a local vet identified as Bahgat Zakher, and in late January, Wael Milad, a merchant was killed by terrorists who stormed his shop.

Several Christians were also killed in Sinai last year, including priest Rafael Moussa and health ministry employee Massak Nasrallah whom the militants stopped on his way to el-Arish and asked him about his religion.

Islamist States terrorist group has been targeting Christians in Egypt, a country home to one of the world’s oldest Christian communities, with Coptic Christians accounting for roughly 10 percent of its 92 million people.

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- Shmuel Yosef Agnon is a Senior Writer and Editor at the Strategic Intelligence Service. Specialize in writing intelligence reports, geopolitics, military intelligence and crime reports analysis. Agnon holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass media and journalism and a master's degree in international media relations from Winchester, University, England.

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