International Christian Concern | Nov. 8, 2018
In a statement released on Tuesday, Egyptian church officials directly contradicted the account of the State Information Service regarding the Nov. 2nd attack against Christians traveling to St. Samuel Monastery.
According to the Egyptian authorities, the victims took side roads to reach the monastery because the main road had been closed because of security concerns. The authorities have within the last few years come under an increase of pressure for failing to provide security to Christians.
According to church officials, the victims took the main road and the church’s statement included testimonies from the survivors. A monk at the St. Samuel Monastery confirmed that there is only one road leading to the monastery, and it had not been permanently closed by the authorities.