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    The Zionist entity honors old terrorists 1/2 a century later They detonated foreign interests in Egypt to induce Western interference 2005/03/26
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      The Zionist entity honors old terrorists 1/2 a century later
      They detonated foreign interests in Egypt to induce Western
      interference

      2005/03/26
      www.assafir.com

      Assafir Israeli matters editor wrote:

      The Israeli president, Moshe Kastaf shall honor next Wednesday a
      group of Egyptian Jews terrorists with the medal of heroism, for
      their role in a number of detonations 51 years ago in Cairo and
      Alexandria.

      The detonations were effected against Egyptian and foreign
      institutions by the instructions of the Israeli intelligence in
      1954, to unsettle the young republican regime, and strain its
      relations with the United States and the united Kingdom.

      Security apparatuses arrested in 1954 a number Jewish Egyptian
      citizens who were accused of putting explosives in foreign cultural
      centers and Egyptian public establishments by order of the Israeli
      intelligence. Egyptian courts sentenced two of the terrorists, Moshe
      Marzouk and shimoel Izar, with death penalties and the two were
      hanged, six other terrorists were sentenced with hard labor for
      periods ranging from seven and fifteen years.

      One of the detainees was an Israeli intelligence major, Max Binet,
      who committed suicide in prison. the terrorist ring included a
      number of terrorists and intelligence officers who fled before the
      Egyptian authorities could arrest them. Years later the detainees
      were exchanged for Egyptian war prisoners after the 1967 war.


      The operation and the record quick uncovering by Egyptian
      intelligence resulted in a political scandal in Israel that lasted
      for more than a decade. The scandal was called "The Navon Scandal"
      after the Israeli Minister of Defense at the time, Binhas Lavon, who
      succeeded David Ben Gorion during his crises with Moshe Sharet.

      The scandal was centered on who gave the orders to the Israeli cells
      operating in Egypt to execute these operations, Benjamin Jabli, head
      of intelligence or the minister of defense Lavon? The scandal
      resulted in the resignation of Ben Gorion as prime minister, after
      the same scandal put him back in government in 1955.

      The Israeli media talked at the time about the success of the
      Egyptian intelligence in uncovering the Israeli net, which was a
      result of enlisting an Israeli intelligence officer, Afri Elad. He
      was imprisoned in Israel and did not uncover his name except in the
      seventies. He was referred to in the Israeli media as "the third
      man". He was brought from Germany to be judged treason.

      The letter that will be handed to each member of the net, if still
      alive, or a member of his family, is in recognition that they
      served in the Israeli army. The letter said that they are decorated
      with the medal of heroism for they were aware that in performing
      their duty in the service of the state, and in executing this
      assignment they were fully aware that this could cost them their
      lives.

      The chief of staff of the Israeli army during the Triple aggression
      on Egypt was Moshe Dayan who insisted on not demanding on the
      release of the Jewish detainees during the negotiations for
      exchanging prisoners of war. He justified that because he did not
      want to hold Israel responsible for detonating American and British
      interests in Egypt. But as a minister of defense after the 1967 war
      to ask for their release. They were released in 1968 and they
      arrived in Egypt in secrecy.

      One of the terrorists who will be decorated, Robert Dasa, said: "it
      is regrettable that we and the relatives of those who were hanged
      are receiving the state's gratitude after long years of delay and
      suffering.

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      Egypt astonished at Israeli move
      Sunday 03 April 2005, 16:53 Makka Time, 13:53 GMT
      From: eFreePalestine@yahoogroups.com

      The Egyptian Foreign Minister is surprised at the Israeli decision


      Egypt has expressed its astonishment at Israel's honouring of 11
      Egyptian Jews, denounced by a double agent, who planted bombs on its
      soil in the 1950s.


      Israel recognised for the first time on Wednesday that 11 members of
      a hardline group in Egypt carried out bomb attacks against US and
      British targets in Egypt.

      Cairo on Sunday described those individuals as terrorists who were
      arrested for their plans to destabilise relations between Egypt, the
      United States and Britain.

      "This is a decision that calls for astonishment," said Egyptian
      Foreign Minister Ahmad Abu al-Ghait in a statement quoted by the
      official Mena agency.

      "These individuals can be labelled as terrorists as far as
      international standards go and this is all the more surprising that
      they are Egyptian Jews," he added.

      "These individuals can be labeled as terrorists as far as
      international standards go and this is all the more surprising that
      they are Egyptian Jews"

      Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmad Abu al-Ghait

      Israeli President Moshe Katzav handed letters of thanks to Marcelle
      Ninio, Robert Dassa and Meir Zafran, three survivors of the group in
      their seventies, last Wednesday.

      Letters were also given to the families of other deceased militants,
      two of whom were sentenced to death and executed in Egypt.

      The incident

      The affair dates back to 1954 when the arrest of the 11 Egyptian
      Jews soon turned into a scandal in Israel after it was found out
      that the assailants were part of an underground group organised by
      Israeli military intelligence.

      Their goal was to sabotage relations between Egypt and Western
      countries as Britain's withdrawal from the Suez Canal was being
      negotiated.

      One of the militants committed suicide while in jail, two were
      sentenced to death by hanging and four others were freed after
      spending 14 years behind bars.

      The incident forced the then defence minister Pinhas Lavon and
      intelligence Chief Benyamin Gibli to resign from their positions in
      1955.

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