Explosions at Egyptian resort

Just coming in over the wires:

At least two large explosions rocked the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula early Saturday, killing at least 25 people and injuring 110, police said.

The blasts shook windows miles away, and smoke and fire were visible rising from Sharm’s Naama Bay, a main strip of beach hotels, witnesses said.

One blast hit the Ghazala Gardens hotel, a 176-room four-star resort on the main tourist strip in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheik, witnesses said. A second blast was heard in the Old Market, another Sharm neighborhood.

“The hotel was completely burned down, destroyed,” said Amal Mustafa, 28, an Egyptian who was visiting with her family and drove by the Ghazala Gardens.

Three guesses as to who it is. The first two won’t count. Wonder who the appeasers will blame, since Egypt has no troops in Iraq?

7/24/05 Update: 88 are dead and 35 have been arrested.

In the meantime, an Egyptian ‘analyst’ has blamed Israel for these terrorist attacks:

Less than 24 hours after terrorists killed at least 88 people in attacks on the Sinai resort town of Sharm el- Sheikh, Egyptian sources claimed that Israel was responsible for the deadly bombings.

The claims were apparently based on the fact that most of the victims were Egyptian nationals.

Egyptian media analysts, sources in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian parliamentarian Ala Hasnin, in an interview with the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television network, all suggested Israel was responsible for the attacks.


He went on to add that the United States also has a motive to carry out such an attack.

Yeah, it’s always the US and Israel’s fault, isn’t it?

(Wink: DANEgerus)