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Egypt Rejects British Protest on Shelling of Ship at Akaba

Egypt has informed the British Government that the master of the British freighter Anshun which was shelled in the Strait of Akaba July 2 had failed to heed Egyptian signals to identify himself and state his destination. This was contained in a reply to the British protest against the shelling the Anshun by Egyptian shore batteries.

The Egyptian note, sent to the British Embassy in Cairo yesterday, is understood to amount to a rejection of the British protest. The Egyptian reply is expected to figure largely in a debate in Commons tomorrow when MP’s on both sides of the House are expected to denounce what they call the Egyptian “outrage.”