Egypt Bans Public Funeral for Soldier Who Killed Three Israeli Soldiers

(Al-Araby Al-Jadeed-UK) Thaer Mansour - Egyptian authorities on Tuesday imposed a ban on activists and family members holding a public funeral for Mohamed Salah, the policeman who killed three Israeli soldiers at the Egyptian border on Saturday. Authorities feared he could be treated as a "martyr." Egyptian security forces cordoned off roads leading to the deceased's home northeast of Cairo, and policemen were deployed around the house. Pro-Palestinian activists and members of opposition groups who had attempted to reach the house were hunted down by security forces and forced to back off.

2023-06-08 00:00:00

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