Report: Cell Plotted to Kill Israel's Ambassador to Egypt

[Ynet News] A plot to assassinate Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Shalom Cohen was uncovered, the Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm reported on Saturday. Operatives of the al-Zeitoun cell admitted to having plotted to kill the ambassador, bomb his home and the embassy in Cairo last year. The suspects said they were in contact with members of the al-Qaeda organization. The Egyptian state paper al-Ahram reported that the cell caught was the same cell that carried out an attack in a Cairo market last February, and that planned to bomb other religious and tourist sites in Egypt as well as the gas pipeline between Egypt and Israel. Al-Ahram said the suspects said they trained in camps belonging to the "Palestinian Army of Islam in the Gaza Strip" and that they helped smuggle activists across the border to carry out their attacks.

2009-08-10 06:00:00

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