Body of decapitated Christian merchant found in northern Sinai
Magdy Habashi, 60, was the second Christian murdered in northern Sinai in less than a week. He was abducted Saturday from the town of Sheikh Zweid near El Arish and his decapitated body found early Thursday in a cemetery. Also last Saturday, Islamists gunned down a Coptic Christian priest Mina Abboud Sharobeen in an outdoor market. Earlier Thursday, in the same area, Islamist gunmen failed in their attempt to assassinate an Egyptian general.