From the album Kidnapping in the Sinai

Sheik Ahmed Hashem, has a relationship with the Egyptian army and the tribes in his area so he is often called to negation the release of hostages. It is also reported that he led a group of some 150 protesters that detained two busloads of Western tourists earlier this year for five hours at a monastery in Wadi Feiran in South Sinai.

David Degner / Freelance