Jewish World Review Jan. 24, 2011 / 19 Shevat , 5771
Palestinian group responsible for New Year's Day church bombing, Egypt says
By Jeffrey Fleishman
25 Coptic Christians were killed in New Year's Day attack
AIRO (MCT) The Egyptian government announced Sunday that it had "conclusive proof" that an al-Qaida-linked Palestinian terrorist group orchestrated the
Adly indicated, however, that the Army of Islam recruited Egyptians in planning the bombing in
"We have conclusive proof of their heinous involvement in planning and carrying out such a villainous terrorist act," Adly said of the Palestinian organization.
Authorities did not initially disclose what evidence they had. The state-run newspaper,
The Palestinian group has denied involvement. "Despite our praise to those who executed the attack, the Army of Islam has no connection to the
No one has claimed responsibility for the bloodshed.
A week ago, Egyptian state security court sentenced a Muslim man to death for last year's drive-by shooting on a church in southern
"Our government will triumph over terror, and I will do my utmost to maintain unity between Egyptians," Mubarak said Sunday in a televised speech during a ceremony honoring police officers. "I will not be lenient with sectarian actions from either side and will confront their perpetrators with the might and decisiveness of the law."
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