Christian Church Firebombed in Alexandria – Creates ‘State of Panic’

 – July 2015

Coptic Solidarity

Soon after the end of the month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, another Christian church in Egypt came under attack.

The Fathers Church on Gamal Abdel Nasser Street in eastern Alexandria was attacked Tuesday, July 21 by unknown assailants—some reports indicate three men—using Molotov cocktails and other homemade bombs which were hurled at the church.

Egypt’s Ministry of Interior said no one was injured, although the facade of the church was damaged from the attack.  Security discovered a bag with more firebombs on the scene from where the assailants fled.

According to El Watan, the incident created a “state of panic” in the area, especially because the Fathers Church is considered the most important church for the Coptic Catholics of the region.

State media reported that eyewitnesses are being investigated, and footage from the security cameras will be collected and reviewed.