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Cairo Official Communique Says Moyne Was Assassinated by Jews; Explosives Discovered

An official communique issued here today in connection with the assassination of Lord Moyne, British Resident Minister for the Middle East, clears up a number of details but points out that the investigation has not been concluded. The text of the communique follows.

“It appears from the investigation that the murderes are two Jews from Palestine and that they came to Egypt for the special purpose of committing this crime. They belong to the Stern Gang and acted under orders of this organization.

“The key of the place where they have lived since their arrival in Egypt was found on one of them. Clothes and papers belonging to them were discovered in the flat. Yesterday the two accused frankly confessed all details of the murder and asked that they be allowed to write their confessions. This was granted. The investigation further revealed that one of the accused left a package wrapped in paper in the hands of a Jewish lady, asking her to keep it until she was asked for it. The package was seized and was found to contain explosives, a revolver and bullets. The investigation is continuing.”

Although it has been announced that the assassins will be tried by a Egyptian court martial, there has been no indication yet as to when the trial will begin, or whether or not the press or public will be admitted.

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