Egypt’s Mubarak greets supporters on historic town’s anniversary


Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak appeared in an online video waving to his supporters in commemoration of the 26th anniversary of restoration of the historic Taba city from the Israeli occupation.

The video, which was posted on the Facebook page of a group called “I am sorry President,” portrayed Mubarak waving to supporters from his hospital room in Cairo’s Maadi district.

After a long dispute with Israel, Taba was returned to Egypt in 1989 under the three-decade rule of Mubarak.

It was the first clip in which the former president appeared after being cleared from all charges filed against him during the 2011 revolution.

Commenting on the footage, Karim Hussein, who is in charge of the page, said that Mubarak is in good physical and mental shape.

Hussein added that the former president enjoyed seeing his supporters cheering for him on the special occasion.

The video could not be independently verified by Al Arabiya News.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45