Despite the sharp political division in Egypt since the military coup in the summer of 2013, the memory of the victory over Israel in the October 1973 War remains an influential event on the road to uniting the Egyptians and achieving consensus among them, which has become elusive in most current issues.
On the 47th anniversary of the war that broke out in the blessed month of Ramadan, during which the Egyptian army had triumphed over the Israeli occupation army, social networking sites witnessed an intense celebration of the Egyptians, whether they opposed the regime of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi or supporters of it.
Despite the disagreement over the outcomes and results of the October War, as well as the disagreement over the current role of the army, especially with regard to its interference in politics since the military coup led by Sisi, when he was defense minister in the summer of 2013, the celebration of victory remained the dominant feature of the comments of the pioneers of websites. Social Media.
– AHMED (@AaaAHM68325869) October 6, 2020
Activists launched several hashtags, most notably 6 October and Sinai, some of which were topped the communication sites and thousands of tweeters participated in them, sharing pictures of the battles, confirming their pride in the victory of the Egyptians.
Some of them chose to share pictures of the army leaders at the time, especially Lieutenant General Saad Eddin Al-Shazly, Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Army at the time of the war, as well as the late President Anwar Sadat and a number of military leaders.
Others celebrated the October victory by sharing photos of their relatives who had participated in the war while doing their military service.
– Y Ÿã Šš ü 🌸 (@ YasmenKarem19) October 6, 2020
# 6_October This silence is no longer suffocating in the henaya my Hebrew
Today the wounds are healed and my dignity reassured
I am Egypt, my history of civilization
I am Egypt, my history in the world is a beacon
Every year you are a glorious memory in our hearts
Every year, all Arabs are well on the occasion of the 6th of October
History .. Glory .. Earth ❤️❤️🇪🇬🇪🇬 pic.twitter.com/rCVhBv6rQG
– Mohamed Ashraf (@ 222_7amam) October 6, 2020
– Alaa the Eagle (@__ 3laa__) October 6, 2020
Perhaps a day has come when we sit together, not to boast and boast, but to remember, study, and teach our children and grandchildren, generation after generation, the story of the struggle and its hardships, the bitterness of defeat and its pain, the sweetness of victory and its hopes. # 6_October pic.twitter.com/tBCthz5aRG
– Ahmad bin Shammas Al-Omari (@ albreeens9966) October 6, 2020
First Lieutenant Shlomo Ardenst, commander of the Israeli force, handing over the Israeli flag and saluting Major General A.H. (Raed at the time) Zaghloul Fathi, commander of the 43 th Brigade, after the battle of San Port Tawfiq, in which he surrounded the enemy forces after causing heavy losses of lives and equipment.#Sixth of October # 6_October pic.twitter.com/50haP2V5nf
– هـم̯͡ـــام̯͡ (@am_hmmam) October 6, 2020
The martyr Ibrahim al-Rifai is one of the most important names that fought in the midst of the battles on the land of Sinai, as he is the leader of the 39 fighting group that tasted the humiliation of the Israeli enemy on the land of Sinai.
– Donaramzi (@donaramzi) October 6, 2020
47 years have passed .. but I remember this day as if yesterday .. my age was 5 years .. praise be to God we crossed .. we broke the Bar Lev line .. and our flag flew over Sinai .. and then the fighter Muhammad Ali returned from the front .. my elder brother, one of the heroes of October, our Lord Bless his life .. Good morning .. Morning victory, O Egypt.
# 6_October pic.twitter.com/k3FnDCmCQW
Osama Souissi (@swisii) October 6, 2020
In his speech on the occasion of the anniversary of October, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said, “The great October victory taught us that the Egyptian nation is always able to rise up for its rights and impose its respect on others. In the end, the Egyptian people do not waste their land and are able to protect it. “
Al-Sisi saluted “every Egyptian mother who instilled in her children a solid belief, which is that the land cannot be surrendered at all costs.”
Al-Sisi’s talk about the ceding of land, sparked criticism from the pioneers of social media who recalled Sisi’s ceding of the islands of Tiran and Sanafir in favor of Saudi Arabia, which made the Strait of Tiran become an international straits open to Israel, and it is the strait that ignited the spark of the 1967 war, after the decision of the late President Jamal Abd Al-Nasser closed it then.
Others talked about the suffering of the people of Sinai on the anniversary of the October victory, and some circulated a video of a demonstration in North Sinai, during which the people were asked to return to their homes after the displacement they were subjected to, due to the escalation of military operations between armed men and the Egyptian army.
On the anniversary of the October War, may God have mercy on the martyrs whose blood was shed on all the lands of the canal cities #Sinai And in the strait # تراران_صنافير Those lands, parts of which were recently abandoned by irresponsible leaders for political and personal purposes, will remain #Israel The only enemy of our nation, no one could and will not change the fundamentals.# 6_October
– mahmoud gamal (@ mahmoud14gamal) October 6, 2020
“With blood in the soul #Sinai You will not go “… the people of the villages of Qatiya, Iqtiyah, Al-Janayen and Al-Marih are demanding that they return to their homes after they were displaced following an armed attack on an army post last July. pic.twitter.com/60fBZ8zU3q
– Al Jazeera Egypt (@AJA_Egypt) October 5, 2020