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#SisiProtectorOfEgypt: Hashtag tops Twitter trends

Saturday 17-06-2017 - 12:59 PM
Khalid Fahmy
Egyptian President
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
Cairo – Activists on social media network Twitter launched a hashtag “#SisiProtectorOfEgypt” to express their support and confidence in Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, as the hashtag topped Twitter trends.

Twitter users launched this hashtag in response to unsuccessful calls to stage demonstration on June 16 to protest Egyptian parliament's approval of the controversial agreement to transfer the two Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia.

One user tweeted that "El-Sisi has managed to attract the hearts of 90 million citizens, while another tweeted that El-Sisi will never betray the people's trust nor sell any part of Egyptian territory at any cost."

Photo credit: Google
Photo credit: Google
MP Ghada Ajami said she refuses any calls to protest against the Tiran and Sanafir agreement. She pointed out that the banned Muslim Brotherhood group wants to seize any opportunity to spread chaos in the country.
Egypt has recently witnessed a state of controversy after Cairo and Riyadh signed an agreement in 2016 to transfer Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia. This transfer plan sparked rare street protests staged by many Egyptians, who stress that their country's sovereignty over the islands dates back to a treaty signed before Saudi Arabia was founded.
The agreement was referred to the judiciary, and then Egyptian parliament to review it, a step that raised tension between the two already-friendly Arab countries.
On June 14, Egypt's parliament supported plans to hand over the two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia under the 2016 controversial agreement. This deal has recently sparked widespread criticism in Egypt.
Egypt’s parliament speaker Ali Abdel Aal said on June 14 that the quorum required for vote was established, and majority of lawmakers voted in favor of the agreement.


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