By Paul Antonopoulos
At least 100 Coptic Christian families received aid in Ismailia on Sunday, after they were forced to flee from North Sinai province on Friday, to avert an attack from ISIS. The assailants have shot and killed at least seven Christians in separate attacks in Sinai’s El Arish city in February, Al-Jazeera reported.
“The government helped find housing for some families and we rented apartments for the rest,” Father Kyrillos Ibrahim told DPA news agency from Ismailia on Sunday.
“It is hard to estimate if there will be more families coming, it depends how bad the situation is. We hope this is a temporary situation,” Ibrahim said.