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London Paper Asserts Egyptians Manhandled Prisoners Returned from Israel

Egyptian prisoners of war, repatriated from Israel under Red Cross auspices yesterday, were manhandled by their fellow Egyptian soldiers after crossing from the East to the West bank of the Suez Canal, the London Sun reported today in a dispatch from Kantara. According to the paper, the Egyptians rigged an eight-foot high tarpaulin to conceal the rough handling of their own men from Israelis and press photographers. The two Israeli prisoners who were returned yesterday, an airforce captain and a naval lieutenant, were greeted by prolonged cheering and applause, the Sun said.