Sinai Liberation Day

Sinai Liberation Day

April 25
This legal holiday in Egypt commemorates the final withdrawal of Israeli troops on this date in 1982 under the 1978 Camp David agreement between Egypt and Israel to return the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt.
CONTACTS:
State Information Service, Egypt Ministry of Information
3 Al Estad Al Bahary St.
Nasr City, Cairo Egypt
20-2261-7304; fax: 20-2261-7308
www.sis.gov.eg/En
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 68

Celebrated in: Egypt

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The decision of release on the occasion of Sinai Liberation Day Egypt celebrates annually on April 25.
Egypt's Interior Ministry has released 351 prisoners upon an earlier presidential pardon on the occasion of the Sinai Liberation Day, according to a Friday statement.
In a special ceremony to mark the 37th Sinai Liberation Day, the Governor of South Sinai Major General Khaled Fouda announced naming Sharm El Sheikh main road after the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Egyptian President Abdefatah Al-Sisi addresses the military ceremony marking Sinai Liberation Day CAIRO, April 28 (KUNA) -- Egyptian President Abdefatah Al-Sisi said on Saturday that the development plans for the Sinai would be completed by 2022 in the midst of an ongoing military crackdown on militants in the peninsula.
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince congratulated the Egyptian President on Sinai Liberation Day, and wished Egypt more advancement and success.
The military said in a video released late Sunday that troops were deployed to protect "vital and important installations" and deal with anyone who tries to "harm the people's interests or attempt to ruin their happiness" on Sinai Liberation Day, a national holiday marking the completion of Israel's withdrawal from the peninsula in 1982.
The Lebanese songstress sang her heart out to support the country's tourism at a musical event celebrating Sinai Liberation Day .
During recent celebrations on Sinai Liberation Day (25 April), a bus belonging to the Sabbahi campaign visited El-Arish in the Northern Sinai Peninsula, where the Nasserist candidate met with local Bedouin tribesmen and young supporters.
In his speech on Sinai Liberation Day, Prime Minister Essam Sharaf told the Sinai tribes that they should engage in Egypt's political life as a whole and represent themselves and their issues to a higher institution, which the Minister said is going to be established, solely concerned with Sinai and its future.
Egyptian Coptic Christians marked the Easter holiday on Monday, and Tuesday is known as Sinai Liberation Day, marking the return of the Sinai Peninsula to Egyptian control after the 1973 war with Israel.
Earlier in May, the ministry of interior released 3,094 prisoners on the occasion of Sinai Liberation Day. The ministry further granted conditional pardons to 346 prisoners.
"Egypt, in cooperation with its sisterly Arab countries, would not allow any foreign power to expand its influence or implement its schemes in the Arab region," Al-Sisi said in a televised speech to the nation on the occasion of the 33th anniversary of Sinai liberation day, which celebrates the final withdrawal of all Israeli military forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982.