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  1. Eskenderella bands singing in front of Qorsaya people and those in solidarity with them during a ceremony organized by activists during an event held in Solidarity with the people of the island and to reject the confiscation of their land.

  2. Leading opposition activist Gamila Ismail during a television interview conducted with one of the local stations. She has visited the island more than once declaring her solidarity with the people. During that period, several opposition figures and moveme

  3. Qorsaya residents sent many appeals and held banners demanding former President Mubarak and his son Gamal to intervene to solve their problem, but their appeals did not reach the ruling political elite at the time.

  4. The armed forces usually performs the attempts to confiscate lands at night or with the first hours of the day so residents divided themselves into guarding groups working day and night to prevent the confiscation of their land.

  5. An old map of the Nile islands in 1928 showing islands in the Giza area, including Qorsaya.

  6. Dahab Island, one of the closest to Qorsaya island was subject to similar confiscation attempts, but this time by the police that tried to evacuate residents to establish tourist projects, but, again, failed because of the resistance of its people.

  7. Limited clashes erupted between the people and the army on 28 October, 2007 when the army tried to confiscate new parts of the island that include a number of residents’ homes, but failed.

  8. The islanders have invented new ways to express their attachment to their island, like walking in made-up funerals and carrying the bodies of some of them, then putting them in holes that look like graves so as to prevent the army from confiscating their

  9. Maher Yusuf, 60 years old, one of the most prominent Qorsaya peasants who stood up to the army attempts to seize the island, have succeeded after two years of litigation to get a final judgment supporting the right of residents to stay on their land. Mahe

  10. The army had visited the island three months before this incident, during which military engineers calculated the whole size of ​​the island. That was followed by official letters sent to resident by the Agriculture Ministry terminating the contract with

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    Kassem (48 years old) lost his right arm when he was escorting sheep south of Allamein. He’s angry of the countries responsible of…

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    Sultan Musa (52 years old)

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    Mastour (45 years old) passed on a landmine and lost his left arm, eye and sensitive parts of his body. He divorced his wife after…

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    Amakeed (55 years old) lost his right eye and his left one heavily damaged in addition to deep wounds in his arms

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    Dawee Kherlahaa (70 years old) lost his arms in a landmine explosion.

  16. Egypt Landmine Legacy

    Kasem Samlos (46 years old) ‘Dabaa Mechanic’ . Kasem lost his left leg when he was 16 years old during escorting camels to the des…

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    Abdul Monem (42 years old) lost his left hand fingers when a landmine capsule exploded near him. He said: “I was so young and the…

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    Shareefa (69 years old) lost her right arm and two fingers of her left hand and got deep cuts at her legs and chest after a landmi…

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    Before the injury, Hajj Manna (50 years old) was the ‘legend of Dabaa’. According to the Dabaa inhabitants Hajj Manna was escortin…

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    Awad Ali (60 years old) lost his left leg when a landmine exploded south of the city of Dabaa. After the injury Awad could not con…

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    Khaled Farid, 49, the new manager of the NubaSeed Co. fish farms checks the fish pools. He said: "the investor and all managers le…