Seaman Delivers Plea for Help for Imprisoned Egyptian Jews
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Seaman Delivers Plea for Help for Imprisoned Egyptian Jews

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An Egyptian Jewish family living in Ashdod revealed today that it had received an appeal for help from Jews in Egypt. It said a message addressed to Defense Minister Moshe Dayan and “to God” was brought to its home by a foreign seaman who visited Ashdod after his ship had called at an Egyptian port. The message said 86 Jews are still held in the Toura prison in Egypt “under unbearable conditions.” According to the seaman, one of the prisoners died a few weeks ago.

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