File - Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali
CAIRO – 28 November 2017: Government plans to allocate lifelong, inheritable pensions to the families of the victims of the terrorist attack that took place on Friday in Arish and left close to 305 dead and 125 injured.
During a phone-in in “Hona el-Asema” or (Here is the Capital) aired on CBC, Minister of social solidarity Ghada Wali stated that the LE 1500 pension is exceptionally given out to the families of the bereaved, noting that the ministry is currently working on conducting a comprehensive social survey on the families lodging Al-Rawdah village in order to fulfill their basic yet unmet needs, including providing them with clean and safe drinking water, a proper sewage system and safe sanctuary.
A group of 15 armed terrorists broke into Al-Rawdah mosque in Arish City, leaving at least 305 dead and 125 injured.
According to eye witnesses, the terrorists came out riding two all-terrain vehicles which they ditched 150 meters away from the crime scene. They detonated a bomb outside the mosque, and then opened fire at the Friday prayers congregants.