U.S. Embassy Condemns Terrorist Attack in Al Arish

Cairo – The United States Embassy in Cairo condemns in the strongest possible terms the November 24 terrorist attack in Al Arish.  We send our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the innocent victims and wish the injured a complete and rapid recovery.

In targeting a hotel where elections officials were staying as the second phase of parliamentary elections was underway, terrorists attacked a symbol of the democratic process and Egypt’s development.  Egypt plays a crucial role as a factor of security and stability in the Middle East.  With broad engagement that includes military assistance, economic development, and education programs, the United States partners with and supports Egypt’s security, stability, and sustained development.