Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak may make an outing in the next few hours. According to his son, Alaa, Hosni Mubarak “would soon talk about some of the events that took place in the october 1973 war”.
Since it was overthrown from January to 25th november 2011, Mubarak has made very few public appearances and statements in the media. Among them was an interview with the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Watan in which he recounted his memories of the Gulf War. In an article published on Twitter on Monday, Alaa said that her father, who ruled Egypt for nearly 30 years, would speak for the first time since his ousting from power. On the occasion of the 46th anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, he will share his memories of the conflict in which he participated as Commander of the Air Force, Al Awsat report.
Mubarak, 91, and his two sons were convicted by an Egyptian court for embezzling millions of dollars of public funds over a decade. The decision prevents the former president from being decorated with medals or having a state military funeral, the media explained. Alaa said the interview would be broadcast on Tuesday at 20:30 Cairo time, providing a YouTube link to access it. The 1973 Arab-Israeli war, also known as the Kippur war, was a conflict fought from 6 to 25 October 1973 by a coalition of Arab states, led by Egypt and Syria, against Israel.