Sinai Christians Flee Amid ISIS Killing Spree

The Fellowship  |  February 27, 2017

Egyptian Christians take shelter at Saint Anthony church
ZAAFARANA, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 26: An Egyptian Christian boy, who took shelter at Saint Anthony church due to violent events in the Sinai Peninsula, carries chairs in Zaafarana, Egypt on February 26, 2017. (Photo by Ibrahim Ramadan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Recently, terrorists from the Islamic State (ISIS) have launched rockets into Israel. However, attacks on the Jewish state have not been ISIS’ only actions in the Sinai Peninsula. Reuters’ Ahmed Aboulenein reports that the Sinai’s evangelical Christians are being forced to flee after ISIS has murdered members of their community:

Christian families and students fled Egypt’s North Sinai province in droves on Friday after Islamic State killed the seventh member of their community in just three weeks.

A Reuters reporter saw 25 families gathered with their belongings in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia’s Evangelical Church and church officials said 100 families, out of around 160 in North Sinai, were fleeing. More than 200 students studying in Arish, the province’s capital, have also left.

Seven Christians have been killed in Arish between Jan. 30 and Thursday. Islamic State, which is waging an insurgency there, claimed responsibility for the killings, five of which were shootings. One man was beheaded and another set on fire…

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