Lord Moyne’s Assassins Confess; Declare They Are Members of Jewish Organization
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Lord Moyne’s Assassins Confess; Declare They Are Members of Jewish Organization

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The two assassins of Lord Moyne, British Resident Minister in the Middle East, today told police authorities that they are members of an organization called “Fighters for Freedom of Israel.” They gave their names as Moshe Cohen-Israel and Charles Salzman.

Whether those are their real names has not yet been established. Nor is it known whether they came to Egypt as members of the armed forces or as civilians, or how they entered the country. The police are silent on whether the assailants were planning to kill other British officials in Egypt.

The confession was made to two Palestine police officers who arrived here from Jerusalem to interrogate the terrorists. It read: “We are members of the organization ‘Fighters for Freedom of Israel.’ What we have done was instigated by this organization.”

Police authorities in charge of the investigation today revealed that one of the terrorists used a German-made gun. They indicated that the assailants came to Egypt from Palestine but gave no further details.


Chief Rabbi Haim Nahum today called upon the British Minister following a special meeting of representatives of various Jewish groups here. He also visited the Regency and expressed the indignation of the Cairo Jewish community at the assassination. The Zionist Federation of Egypt sent a message to the British Embassy reading. “The cowardly unjustifiable attack which cost the life of a friend of Zionism shocks us as deeply as it has the British people.”

A statement issued by the Chief Rabbinate in behalf of the Jews of Egypt said: “We express our horror as Jews and Egyptians. It is a well-known fact that we have always been loyal citizens of this country. We condemn the odious murder and disassociate ourselves from it. The Jews of the whole world are shaken by the thought that criminal activities should harm the cause for which hundreds of thousands of our brethren are fighting and dying.”

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