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Egypt: President's Grandson Dies

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Egypt, Breaking News, Governance, Health, Youth

Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak's eldest grandson, Mohammed, has died at a Paris hospital after a brief illness.
Bloggers were quick to react to the 13-year-old's death – which was met by silence in the Egyptian official media when the story first broke.

Zeinobia wrote here [1]:

Now it was announced he was dead and he died there after an operation or even  may be in the operation room. May be he suffered from a tumor that no one noticed except when it was too late and was spread :(
It has not been announced on the Egyptian TV yet strangely,the TV is acting as if nothing has happened, may be they have not receive the orders yet .
I feel so sad for him.
May Allah bless his soul , he was just 13 years old and it is enough that he is in heaven now. My condolence to his family regardless of what I think about them.

Also Nawara wrote a blog post here [2] about it:

ربنا يرحمه ويصبر امه وابوه، التلفزيون المصري ما جابش سيرة، ساعات البني ادم من كتر حرصه مع غباوته يبقى جلياط، يعني الولد توفاه الله، رحمة الله عليه، مش يذيعوا خبر ويعزوا على الاقل امه؟ مكتمين على ايه؟ نفسي افهم عقلية الابيض واسود ومسلسل هارب من الايام دي ح تخلص امتى، دول لسة ما وصلوش للتلفزيون الملون، هو فيه حاجة بتختفي؟
اهو كل الناس عرفت اهو وقالت وهم مخبيين خبر الدنيا كلها عرفته
God bless his soul and give his parents patience. The Egyptian National TV hasn't mentioned the news yet. Sometimes people are so stupid and their stupidity makes them act in a very rude way. Aren't they supposed to show their condolence to his parents? What are they hiding? I still can get their ancient (Black & White) way of thinking. Nowadays it is almost impossible to act like this and hide news from people. Come on, everybody knew it now, so why are they still hiding it.

Finally, nowadays, it's not enough to follow the blogs only. Twitter has got its share of reactions too.

@NoraYounis [3] said:

Mubarak's grandson, Mohammed 13years, dies of brain hommerage!

@ShadySamir [4] added:

Everyone. If you're against Mubarak please don't take it out on a dead 13 year old boy. This makes you worse than a tyrant.

@BentMasreya [5] agreed:

I'm sorry for that too :( Allah yer7amouh) [May God have mercy on him].

And @tercowas [6] said:

A child death breaks any heart :-(