About the Renovation of the Village of the Fishermen in Max
The Village of the Fishermen in Max is a village located on the shores of the Mediterranean where the “Bab el-Arab” canal empties into the sea. With its face open to the Mediterranean, one can clearly see the wide-ranging effects that various environmental factors have had on the village’s dwellings, such as high degrees of humidity, powerful wind currents, and heavy winter rains. Such natural processes have been capable of deteriorating the villagers’ houses that were poorly-built with material unable to withstand the local environment. Due to years of neglect by the villagers to renovate and maintain their homes, the governing body of the province issued a resolution to remove the village entirely and relocate the villagers to an area outside of Alexandria. Subsequently, the governing body began a campaign to discourage the villagers from maintaining their homes and spread propaganda to disseminate the idea among villagers that Max was not their rightful land.