Israel Will Exchange 20 Jailed Terrorists for Remains of Sternists Hanged in Cairo in 1945

Israel will exchange 20 live Arab terrorists for the bodies of two Jews hanged in Egypt 30 years ago, it was announced today. The terrorists, former residents and the Gaza Strip and Sinai, are all serving prison terms. They will be released to Egypt later this week under the terms of an agreement reached through the offices of Secretary of State Henry A, Kissinger during his “shuttle” diplomacy last March.

Egypt will return to Israeli authorities the remains of Eliyahu Hakim and Eliyahu Bet-Tzuri, members of the underground Stern group of the pre-Statehood era, who were sent to Cairo in 1945 to assassinate Lord Moyne, the then British Resident Minister in the Middle East. They were captured, sentenced to death and executed in Cairo, They will be re-buried on Mt, Herzl in Jerusalem later this week with full military honors.

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