The pace of violence has returned to escalate again following a decline for a while, with three terrorist attacks, blown by terrorist groups against the Egyptian state.
The first attack targeted a security checkpoint in Haram area, Giza, killing 6 policemen on Friday; secondly, an explosion hit a police vehicle in Kafr el-Sheikh governorate, on the same day, killing a citizen and injuring three policemen; and thirdly, a terrorist attack targeting Botroseya Church, in the vicinity of Saint Mark Cathedral on Sunday, killing 25 martyrs and injuring 53 people.
Observers link the 3 incidents to the final verdict against prominent Islamist militant Adel Habbara, the arrest of Osama, son of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, the killing of terrorist Abdallah Azzam in Qalyubiya, and killing of three members of the terrorist group Hasm in Assuit.
The attack on Botroseya Church is also regarded as a punishment to Copts for supporting President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Other analysts reject linking the arrest of Osama Morsi and the verdict against Habbara to the terrorist incidents, as these attacks have been planned previously; and they are taking advantage of a big security flaw, the perpetrators having studied the target for a while and implementing the attack after they found a security hiatus.
Some have put forward a different vision, as the incident comes in response to the accusations by terrorist groups to the Church of supporting President Sisi and the nation in all crises and fighting terrorism — doing so in order to destroy the unity of the nation and to try to suggest that the situation in Egypt is unstable.
Commentators stressed that there is a major dereliction in allowing a woman carrying explosives to enter the mass, without clear and sound inspection procedures, and pointed out that terrorist groups took a long time in the monitoring and follow-up to the implementation of this incident in this way, and others pointed out that there is a remarkable development in the Takfiri groups' technique in its terrorist attacks recently.
They confirmed similarity, like carbon copy, between the attack on the security checkpoint in Haram and the assassination of Brigadier Tariq el-Marjaoy, Chief Detective of South Giza security department, in front of Cairo University in 2014.
They pointed out that over time, terrorist elements have developed their performance, merely as soon as the Interior Ministry removed a checkpoint from in front of Cairo University.
The investigation showed that no combing work has been done to the vicinity of Haram checkpoint, which has been in place for two months.
They pointed out that terrorist groups are hiding behind movements that change their names from time to time, while all of which are arms of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Some observers criticized the Interior Ministry for not arresting administrators of social media accounts of Hasm movement, especially since it claimed responsibility for 19 terrorist incidents.