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Nasser Declares That Israeli Spy Network, Served by Egyptians, is Smashed

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President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt declared yesterday that an Israeli spy network in Egypt that was served by some Egyptians had been smashed, according to reports received here. Col. Nasser told an emergency meeting of the 1,700-member National Congress of the Arab Socialist Union, the country’s only legal political party, that any Egyptian “who became involved with Israel” and was compelled to behave as a traitor would not be punished if he surrendered within 30 days. Addressing the first meeting of the congress on Monday. Minister of Justice Mohammed Abu Nusseir charged that an Egyptian hired by Israeli agents was responsible for student rioting in the cities of Mansoura and Alexandria that led to the closing of Egyptian Institutions of higher learning in November.

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