Sinai tribes offer 1M EGP bounty for ABM leader’s head
Sinai militants - YOUM7

CAIRO: The Youth and Families Alliance in Sinai offered Friday a 1 million EGP ($131,000) bounty for the killing of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) group leader Shady al-Meneiey, who is accused of killing a local, according to a statement by the Alliance.

ABM members allegedly kidnapped Abdel Kareem, 36, from the village of Mahdia in Rafah and beheaded him in front of his father Friday, a security source told Youm7. The source added that the members enforced Abdel Kareem citizen to wear a red jumpsuit, worn by prisoners on death row in Egyptian prisons.

The Alliance also allocated 100,000 EGP ($13,100) for any information about Meneiey after reports claimed that he had fled, according to the statement.

In another statement, the Alliance claimed that Moeneiey had fled to Gaza, accusing him of killing the citizens in Sinai and torturing African immigrants to Israel.

It was reported by tribe citizens that Bedouin people kidnapped Meneiey’s brother Friday evening in response to the murder of Abdel Kareem.

On Monday, The Tarabin tribe, which have traditionally feuded with its rival Sawarka tribe, to which some of ABM members belong, attacked Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis following an incident of a beheading of a 16-year-old boy from the tribe by the group and the fatal shooting of another man from another tribe.

The Tarabin have stated many times that there is no ongoing tribal conflict. Around 300 members from the Tarabin and other tribes participated in the attack on alleged ABM hotbeds in Rafah and Sheikh Zuwayed that are under 11 hours of curfew.

Tarabin tribe leader in South Sinai Mousa al-Daleh told Al-Arabiya Friday that the tribe had arrested four masked men driving a four-wheel drive car, and they turned them over to the military to investigate them.

Daleh added that 73 tribes in Sinai united to assist the military in its combat against “terrorism.”

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